Roy Hibbert Success Story
Roy Hibbert is an American basketball player currently playing in NBA for Los Angeles Lakers. In 2014, he was selected to NBA All-Defensive Team 2nd Team, and is a 2-time NBA All-Star too.
Roy Hibbert With LaMarcus Aldridge
This senior player is known for his huge body frame, and plays from center position for his team. At the age of under 30, he is one of the fittest, most active, and most handsome basketball players as of now.
Born in Queens in the year 1986, he is the son of a Jamaican father, Roy Sr., and Trinidad mother, Patty Hibbert. They moved to Adelphi in Maryland when Roy was just 2 years old. After introducing him to tennis, golf and piano, his parents finally launched him to basketball. He retains dual citizenship from US as well as Jamaica due to his father.
During college years, fans and media referred to him as the ‘Big Stiff’. Along with Jeff Green, his team mate, he led to victory of Hoyas in 2007 Big East Conference Championship against Pittsburgh Panthers, and contributed double-double with 11 rebounds and 18 points. Within one year, he was named the pre-season player of the year for Big East.
He played for Indiana Pacers from 2008 to 2015. In 2012, he set his career high as he recorded 11 blocks as a part of 11 rebound/ 10 point/ 11 block triple double against New Orleans Hornets. In the 2013 Eastern Conference Semi-finals series, he averaged 3.8 blocks and 15.8 points per game.
In 2013, he had to make a public apology for using the words ‘no homo’ in a post-game press conference. His season came to an end when Pacers got eliminated by Miami Heat, 6 games. In July 2015, he was traded to Los Angeles Lakers for a future 2nd round pick.
Roy Hibbert is married to his long-time girlfriend Valerie Cooke, whom he met in Georgetown University. A large number of team mates, Indiana Pacers players, and Frank Vogel, the coach, attended their wedding that took place in September 2014. Roy Hibbert is a sports star who does not express his opinions openly.
He fulfilled his parents’ wish by becoming a basketball player, and all his determination has made him the star that he is today. He is currently playing from center with the Los Angeles Lakers.