Deeper Dive into the Pacers Trip to India

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Deeper Dive into the Pacers Trip to India

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Deeper Dive into the Pacers Trip to India

Eddie White joins the Fan Morning Show to take a behind the scenes look of what the trip to India meant to the Pacers

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On the India games...

“It was equally divided.  I think they were just thrilled to see a basketball game live in person for the first time.  The first game was playing entirely in front of kids from different schools like the Fever fan day where all the kids from schools come.  The second night was more the business community of Indian and it was more of a neutral crowd. They gave out stuff from each team, they cheered from both, there was no booing.  I think the Pacers had a lead up on the Kings since we have been to all these countries so we are the worlds team almost.”

 

On the meaning of the India trip...

“We went to this school and we went in there and Steve Simon represented the Pacers and the Kings owner was there and the NBA committed a ton of money to put more computers in this school and to make this school something where kids can continue the education push.  We built a basketball court so the kids would have a place to exercise and I think that was the greatest thing we did on that trip. Forget the two games, forget the brand building, I was so glad my team could be a part of that.”

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