Comeback, but a step back

Comeback, but a step back

There are 211 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jan 16, 2008, titled Comeback, but a step back. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

The Indiana Pacers suspended Jamaal Tinsley for Wednesday night's game against Golden State following an incident during a film session one day earlier, The Star has learned.

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JKL

Fort Thomas, KY

#24 Jan 17, 2008
Concerned wrote:
Jamal is a role model, a man of trust and integrity, he has character and is a franchise player for the organization, I support him and the Pacer organization 100%
And you wonder why nobody takes you seriously in life? It must really suck to go through life knowing you do not have any accountability for anything.
JKL

Fort Thomas, KY

#25 Jan 17, 2008
matt wrote:
<quoted text> The Miller area? Is that the era when we allowed a player to lie on national TV and plea to find the arsonist that burning his 10 million dollar house to the ground only to find out that his wife did it because he was having an affair with the Watson's girl ara? Is that the era you are referencing?
No, were talking about incidents that have actual proof that they happened rather than your dumba-- rumors. When did you see any of those players during that time that got consistently got caught in trouble with the law? Fool trying to get other fools to think like you, sad.
JOBEONE

Indianapolis, IN

#26 Jan 17, 2008
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT BEFORE LONG, HOME GAMES WILL BE IN THE COLISEUM AGAIN.
BET THEY STILL WON'T SELL OUT.

“ PLOITICS SPORTS ”

Since: May 07

GREENFIELD

#27 Jan 17, 2008
WHY SHOULD WE CAR OVERPSAID UNDEREACHEIVERS ONLY KIDS NO RESPECT THEN AND NOW
Diddley-Squat

Jeffersonville, IN

#28 Jan 17, 2008
Ya can take da punk outta da Hood, but ya can't take the Hood outta da Punk
Gary

Dayton, OH

#29 Jan 17, 2008
AGAIN I SEE wrote:
WHY SHOULD WE CAR OVERPSAID UNDEREACHEIVERS ONLY KIDS NO RESPECT THEN AND NOW
Was that English?

Hey, The Pacers won a great game last night against a good, solid opponent!

**** Tinsley and all of the negative bull****. Let's focus on the positive side of things.

Good win last night Pacers! Let's keep it going!
This Team Needs

Indianapolis, IN

#30 Jan 17, 2008
LEADERSHIP. I was impressed greatly by the Chicago Bulls team the other day. When the club decided to suspend Yoakim Noah for a game due to his escapades (i.e. run-ins with asst. coaches, late to practice, etc) his teammates got together and voted to ask the club to increase his punishment to send a message that it wouldn't be tolerated. I don't see any one or any group of players right now on the Pacer team stepping out and saying "Enough is enough." Larry Bird obviously isn't enforcing any kind of discipline. Jim O'Brien doesn't sound like he's doing it, if he's just blatantly lying to the press instead of being honest about a player. If the team doesn't care enough about itself to bond together and take action to make it right, then why should I care anything about the team, either? And THAT's why the stands are nearly empty and the organization is doing whatever it can to beg people to come watch the games. The team itself doesn't care, so why should we?
Disillusioned

Hinsdale, IL

#31 Jan 17, 2008
Sorry to say it, but I am also finally caving in to the notion that Tinsley needs to be sent packing. He's been a continual problem child with the Pacers, and they need to move on.

Sure he has basketball potential, but his propensity for problematic behavior overwhelms any value that he contributes. We've waited long enough for him to even begin to live up to the expectations that are inherent with being a leader for the Pacers, and he continues to fail miserably.

Sorry Tins, but you need to hang your hat in another teams locker room from now on. You are obviously not happy to be here, so move on please.
Basa ball jones

Indianapolis, IN

#32 Jan 17, 2008
I have no idea why anyone is surprised, outraged, upset and indignant. It's obvious that this organization is on a parallel track with it's fan base. The organization has gotten to the point that it doesn't care what we think. It will flounder along and ride this until the trash is cycled out or picked up and shipped off elsewhere. And the fan on the other hand will hang in there. Pi ss and moan all the way to the ticket office just enough to survive.
The NBA is what it is. It's a product that daily is loosing TV and big money sponsor interest.If it wasn't for the NCAA providing a decent product the NBA would basketball would be right there with bowling. Face it is all about football, Racing then a distant baseball and somewhere if they are lucky the NBA. Golf will probably pass them in TV ratings in next few years. The NBA and NHL. Two of the four so called majors.
kjs

Midland, MI

#33 Jan 17, 2008
Concerned wrote:
Jamal is a role model, a man of trust and integrity, he has character and is a franchise player for the organization, I support him and the Pacer organization 100%
Signed,

Jamal Tinsley
Miller D

United States

#34 Jan 17, 2008
After the last Tinsley deal, I thought that would finally wake up Larry and maybe he would get tough.

In the last week Harrison is suspended for multiple drug violations, our coach lies to us and says Tinsely is out Wednesday with a knee problem and Tinsley is suspended for a team issue.

Now is there any question on why many of us choose not to attend Pacer games anymore?
Yeah Right

Indianapolis, IN

#35 Jan 17, 2008
Amazing that he was suspended over a "film session situation" and nothing for shoot'n-up downtown Indianapolis with his homeboys. What a great franchise - no wonder people go to watch them by the dozen.
tired of the same old

Kendallville, IN

#36 Jan 17, 2008
Tinsley is the reason that I did not get my 4 season tickets this year after 11 years.....He ruins this team.........
Effort

United States

#37 Jan 17, 2008
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
Was that English?
Hey, The Pacers won a great game last night against a good, solid opponent!
**** Tinsley and all of the negative bull****. Let's focus on the positive side of things.
Good win last night Pacers! Let's keep it going!
I am sorry, but I can't support a team that keeps thugs on it, a coach that is now lying to us and a weak leader that does not have control of this team.
Don

Sarasota, FL

#39 Jan 17, 2008
Did you notice, Pacers really won without O'Neal and Tinsley? Maybe the Pacers should have a two for one sale! It seems the Pacers play better ball without O'Neal than with him.
JPS

Marshall, IL

#40 Jan 17, 2008
Get rid of the entire team and start from scratch. Why try to put a bandage on a wound that needs to have major surgery? Let's quit trying to fool ourselves...the image of the team is heavily tarnished and we need a major change now...fire Larry Bird and start from the top with new personnel, including players. The team is already in trouble this season with its win-loss record, off-court problems, players being suspended for everything imaginable, etc. Why not start fresh now!! I have always been a Bird fan, but he has shown no true leadership with this team. It starts with upper management for the blame of the team and its players.
New Pal Fan

Homer Glen, IL

#41 Jan 17, 2008
Take a look at the Pacer's comeback last night against the Warriors. Fluke? Maybe. Look at the leads they have lost with Jamaal "running the show". Blown leads and selfish play in the clutch.
Tinsley was not in the game on Wednesday. Big comeback by some guys with a heart.
Let's cut this bum loose! If we are going to lose, let's at least have guys with character leading the charge!
Teacher

Indianapolis, IN

#42 Jan 17, 2008
Concerned wrote:
Jamal is a role model, a man of trust and integrity, he has character and is a franchise player for the organization, I support him and the Pacer organization 100%
This is a funny post. Sorry the other guys didn't appreciate your humor. Of course, you could be serious by supporting him if you were hoping for a lottery pick next year -we are getting closer.
Florida fanbase

Athens, TN

#43 Jan 17, 2008
Loyal Pacer fans have tolerated enough the last three years. The brawl, visiting places the players have no place being at 3 a.m., continuing to get into trouble.
Suspensions for drugs, Tinsley's antics on and off the court. There is no question that JO and the Tinman are very talented...but they are also breakable. Both have missed significant time from injuries.
Some times Tinsley's play is superb but at best, he is not dependable for an 82-game schedule.
And with JO, the best the Pacers can hope for is that he opts out of his contract at the end of the season. Age 29 or not, his best days are definitely behind him.
This team functions best without these two although the team won't admit it. The Pacers gel on the floor when these two are sidelined.
Maybe we would miss the playoffs but to see the effort against Golden State in the late going Wedneday proved that JO and the Tinman are not the stars that Bird and Coach O' Brien believe they have to have to be a winner.
Ike Diogu is not playing, why not? Why not pick up another point guard like Earl Boykins?
Stephen Graham hasn't contributed at all. Harrison needs to be put out to pasture.
Larry Bird needs to step to the plate, cut the losses and the pieces that no longer are effective. JO and Tinman will never take the Pacers to the playoffs, much less deep into the playoffs.
Longtime Pacer fans have gotten tired of this same old soap opera. Please, no more reruns.
The Truth

Indianapolis, IN

#44 Jan 17, 2008
That's it. Enough is enough. Cut your losses and move on.

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