How the Pacers ruined a championship contender with tiny moves and one big injury

6-Dek, 2020
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This is a different kind of Collapse. The Pacers didn't fall from best record in the NBA to the league's basement. They did fall, though, and while their decline wasn't so deep, it was particularly weird.
A lot of people remember Paul George's broken leg, and that played a big part in a great team's demise. The Pacers, though, showed signs of fracturing long before George's injury. (That was an unintentional pun, but we're just gonna leave it.) Seemingly minor moves by team president Larry Bird -- a little trade here, a little signing there -- rattled the team's stars, and perhaps contributed to measurable drops in production.
Bad vibes led to public grouchiness, which led to some surprising departures, which led a team that was already teetering before George's broken leg to capsize for real.
The Pacers' fall from elite to ordinary looks simple from afar, but it includes some strange details you might not remember.
Directed by Ryan Simmons
Motion graphics by Michael Das
Written and produced by Seth Rosenthal
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  • don't disrespect Pero Antic like that. not cool

    extreme Marioextreme MarioKun oldin
  • I Really Can't Believe You Disrespected Monte Ellis Like That

    Chris SeayChris Seay3 kun oldin
  • This collapse in one sentence: Larry Bird forgets what "chemistry" is.

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  • 😭😭😭

    MalRulesAllMalRulesAll7 kun oldin
  • I rooted for this team! I just knew they were going to Win...Glad I didn't bet my life on it! 😫

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  • that's not how you pronounce suffice lol

    Miguel HernándezMiguel Hernández9 kun oldin
  • A few weak-minded dudes.

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  • I honestly forgot Bynum was on the Pacers 😮

    Elizabeth GeorgeElizabeth George12 kun oldin
  • “I want to retire a clipper” -Paul “Oklahoma I’m here to stay”, “I’m a Pacer for life” George

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  • So basically, everyone on that pacers team is sensitive. Got it.

    DBStimpyDBStimpy13 kun oldin
  • Second, third or fourth, the heat was still the best in the east no matter what. That's my opinion

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  • Imagine what this team could have been

    Hyugaboy 22Hyugaboy 2215 kun oldin
  • Lol sure Bird made some bad moves late in his tenure but saying that Pacers team could have beaten Miami? Who are we kidding...

    Pumpkin CPumpkin C16 kun oldin
  • chemistry is so underrated

    GTGT19 kun oldin
  • miss those days

    GTGT19 kun oldin
  • I almost hated the Pacers because they almost defeated the Heat in 2013 and 2014. I was a Bron fan back then. 🤣

    David PauloDavid Paulo21 kun oldin
  • Even harder watching this knowing the pacers ownership wouldnt pull the trigger to get anthony davis and gave a bullshit excuse saying they have a responisblity to indianapolis to be playoff contenders so they couldnt risk it.

    Tommy CurranTommy Curran23 kun oldin
  • Larry Bird was trash at everything except playing. He blames everyone, but himself.

    Michael ThomasMichael Thomas27 kun oldin
  • Sums up the state of Indiana. Always waddling in mediocrity. Why I left.

    ZenusZenus29 kun oldin
  • "Attractive atheletes" Seth a little fugazi

    Pete ArdPete Ard29 kun oldin
  • It will take a few years but with Sabonis Indiana could run the table

    Preston WintPreston Wint29 kun oldin
  • Wow. Thanks for picking that scab.. Now it's infected. Hahaha come on Hoosiers. Let's do this! & for God sakes somebody find out wtf the origin of the word& why we decided to go with that.. Please

    Casey Ray Harris. EsquireCasey Ray Harris. EsquireOy oldin
  • I wasn't going to watch the other one but I was linked here from Kobe's Lakers ruining video because I am from Indiana and then the 4th grade I went on a class field trip. For school. To watch an IMAX documentary about the Rivalry between the Bulls Michael Jordan, who I am a huge fan of now. I walked out of that documentary, being from Indiana, hating. Hating the Chicago Bulls, I knew we were going to win a championship. I haven't even watch this video and I am f****** pissed! I never knew the f****** story I just thought the better man won, nope capitalism ruins it again.

    Casey Ray Harris. EsquireCasey Ray Harris. EsquireOy oldin
    • To be fair all NBA fans deserve a championship because they paid for the League

      Casey Ray Harris. EsquireCasey Ray Harris. EsquireOy oldin
    • This was my redemption or from that far back. The third grade I've had aspirations for a championship for Pacers basketball. The fans deserved it though

      Casey Ray Harris. EsquireCasey Ray Harris. EsquireOy oldin
    • This was my, our second chance for that. You know Reggie Jalen and all them Pacers we're at home bucking around thinking they're going to win a championship

      Casey Ray Harris. EsquireCasey Ray Harris. EsquireOy oldin
  • Supposed the Pacers Passed the Heat in 2013 and 2014 they will have a tough battle with the Spurs...

    Reyes Dave AbrahReyes Dave AbrahOy oldin
  • oof. "reassemble" is never a verb you wanna hear in the context of a human leg.

    Splak _Splak _Oy oldin
  • Bro I just figured out why the Celtics suck ass this year. It’s bc the beginning of the year Jaylen Brown did a photo shoot for GQ that’s it that’s the curse right there smh we must burn all the photos we’re barely .500 pls Danny ainge 😂

    BDChupacabraBDChupacabraOy oldin
  • For A diehard Pacer fan who has followed this team closely for 30 years, you did A very good job breaking this down. Larry Bird made terrible decisions. How You fire Frank Vogel who pleaded to remain on the job is way beyond Me. The fact he got this team to back to back eastern conference finals with the only free agent signing being David West was an amazing accomplishment. That 7 game first rd playoff loss to Toronto was very competitive. They panicked. No way Vogel should have been fired. At the time i thought the Granger trade was good because when Granger finally came off the disabled list that year, it seemed to affect chemistry. You almost got the feeling that there was some jealousy on Grangers end but you made good points. That was a terrible trade in retrospect even though i have to admit at the time i was all for it and all in. To Birds defense Granger never was near the player ever again and quickly faded away and retired. But yeah you never know what he could have sparked coming off the bench in that Heat series and there really wasnt any need to panic even though the team finally did start to slow down after that torrid start even though in retrospect that was to be expected in a long 82 game season. You never know what would have happed if that trade was never made.

    Louis CypherLouis CypherOy oldin
  • Danny Granger meant a lot to this team..

    Michael BennMichael BennOy oldin
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  • I forgot Goerge Hill was ever a young nba player💀 same goes for David West

    Nameless DudeNameless DudeOy oldin
  • 10:28 “And even Hill looked different.” *George Hill with is blonde hair* 😂😂😂

    Rob GRob GOy oldin
  • Idk current pacers are looking pretty good tho I think Bird definitely brought them down but overall they still rebuilt strong and fast

    Miles PagetMiles PagetOy oldin
  • Championship contender? They took Miami to 7 one year and made the ECF b2b seasons, but that was entirely due to being in the East. Put them in the West I don't even know if they make it past the first round. Anyone who followed the NBA at the time knows those Indy teams were NOT championship contenders

    forman208forman208Oy oldin
  • Hope I'm wrong, but I have a feeling there will be a Celtics Collapse video in like 2026 where Gordon Hayward is grayed out first, then a lot of time is spent talking about this year, followed by Smart being traded and it tanking their chemistry worse than it already is now, pissing off Jaylen Brown, Kemba leaves, Stevens takes another head coaching job after differences with Ainge, Brown is traded in a lateral move for a player that doesn't mesh with Tatum, that player departs next, and Tatum just ends up walking for nothing.

    Tony EllisTony EllisOy oldin
  • lol

    John Vince BautistaJohn Vince BautistaOy oldin
  • I remember that team very well I think they where like a Spurs type unit with a little more spark but the problem was they did everything good nothing great I feel they were super balanced they did everything good but when good stops working they didn’t have anything else.

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  • Bird kind sucks

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  • How the Music City Miracle and the Scott Norwood miss overshadowed the collapse of the Bills

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  • Why do I feel the Clippers 19-21 are the next team to be on here

    Mark Darwin LabarentosMark Darwin LabarentosOy oldin
  • I've always always ALWAYS said... if "competition" f*ks with a player on "your team".. you want that player gone as fast as possible.. idc who the player is.. RH and LS are perfect examples of that. A professional athlete should never get rattled by competition. It's why Indy is going to regret signing Wentz... he crumbled immediately when Hurts was drafted..

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  • How failure to win a World Series sent the Braves toward a downward trend

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  • I love Larry Bird but his personality doesn’t work as an Executive

    Christopher GlendenningChristopher Glendenning2 oy oldin
  • Paul George is a giant stooge

    Gavin HaynesleyGavin Haynesley2 oy oldin
  • The disrespect to Pero Antic though, somehow

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  • 4:36 Yeah these players were just being soft

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  • The Granger trade killed the chemistry of this team

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  • I don't watch basketball much, but Bird here comes off as a perfect example of management who looks down on their players and staff, and is completely out of touch with the locker room.

    Kris BKris B2 oy oldin
  • Larry Bird was president of basketball operations, but there was another individual at the general manager position as well. Bird took a fairly lengthy leave of absence during the twilight of the "blue collar gold swagger" days. I never knew how much of the shenanigans were Bird's fault (he drafted both some really great and not so great players) or Kevin Pritchard's. Either way, the front office has been a fan's nightmare for years now.

    Prohibition JonesProhibition Jones2 oy oldin
  • Let’s not forget PG turning Hibbert into a brick by banging Hib’s girl.

    CarefreebluesCarefreeblues2 oy oldin
  • Indiana to me has been very consistent making the playoffs the last 30 years, just playing in the wrong eras and the big brawl is what made them title-less.

    Daniel M.Daniel M.2 oy oldin
  • I love my team but we never winning a chip

    N A SN A S2 oy oldin
  • Is there any truth that Blake Griffin was almost a Pacer until they backed out at the last minute which lead to Paul George to asking for a trade?

    Eric MadisonEric Madison2 oy oldin
  • bird the reason 😭

    Francisco EncinasFrancisco Encinas2 oy oldin
  • good video, but i will not stand for any pero antic slander

    Kevlim256Kevlim2562 oy oldin
  • The Pacers were never a serious championship contender. They would’ve gotten stomped on if they somehow made it to the finals.

    Wilson HatterWilson Hatter2 oy oldin
  • Danny Granger was one of my favorite players; its a shame he kept getting hurt. he was a Stud. Monta Ellis was never a winner but he was a dog, also one of my favorite players

    Matthew EsoMatthew Eso2 oy oldin
  • Even Doe It’s Gone Hurt Like Hell They Need To Do Bulls Collapse💯 Before & After Rose Tore His ACL

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  • why has no one commented on myles turner's shirt at 10:08 💀

    ayylmao18ayylmao183 oy oldin
  • Its about damn near repaired now my guy, one more piece and the Pacers are championship winners

    ColonelSkinfluteColonelSkinflute3 oy oldin
  • That team went to 7 games in 2014 with my 8 seed hawks I knew they wasn’t gone beat the heat but boy was they fun to watch

    Ynrn KingYnrn King3 oy oldin
  • This is bias cuz I’m a Heat fan, but the Heat had their number🤷🏽‍♂️

    Kyle JenkinsKyle Jenkins3 oy oldin
    • when they were at their peak

      Kyle JenkinsKyle Jenkins3 oy oldin
  • As a die hard Pacers fan this hurts my soul.

    Kam CripeKam Cripe3 oy oldin
  • 10:05 2105?

    HaykHayk3 oy oldin
  • But now the pacers are nice

    Lil ChubzLil Chubz3 oy oldin
  • Ram's Jared Goff era Collapse Next Episode Pz

    Garrett AlcarezGarrett Alcarez3 oy oldin
  • So bird kept messing up

    AozotraAozotra3 oy oldin
  • Chemistry is almost as important as star talent.

    Evan PavonEvan Pavon3 oy oldin
  • I mean pg wasn’t In his prime yet going against 3 superstars on the heat

    LilD**kBigHeartLilD**kBigHeart3 oy oldin
  • Hibbert fell of after a rule change about less contact while attempting to block a player. He always made blocks at the limit and these where later fouls. That's the excuse for his defense falling of, which was a big part of his game. There is still no excuse for him not rebounding or scoring.

    Cedric AsdfghjklCedric Asdfghjkl3 oy oldin
  • WE NEED A COLLAPSE ON THE DETROIT TIGERS!!!!!Pleeeeeeeeeeeezzzzzzzzeeeeee!!!!!!!!!

    Justin MixJustin Mix3 oy oldin
  • Larry Bird was such a bad GM/president

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  • P A I N 😔

    Brian HinesBrian Hines3 oy oldin
  • Collapse idea: New England Patriots

    Un-Professional DuckUn-Professional Duck3 oy oldin
  • Blue Collar Gold Swagger!

    Chewey IdolChewey Idol3 oy oldin
  • bird and jordan maybe greatest of all time but they are two dumb executives.

    John AlfredJohn Alfred3 oy oldin
  • 8:38-Thank you! That is the grosses thing ive seen. Next to Sid in WCW and that dude at UK!

    HereIsWisdom 1318HereIsWisdom 13183 oy oldin
  • Pacers were so close; they really should have kept that team together, and tried to add 1 GOOD piece! I know this seems like Monday Morning QBing, but they were scary close!

    HereIsWisdom 1318HereIsWisdom 13183 oy oldin
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  • I wish this guy would make more videos about past Pacers teams! Very good video!

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  • Collapse of SF Giants

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  • So basically Hibbert's drastic decline and Lance's immaturity and insecurities coupled with Bird's old-school way of thinking in which players didn't dictate the direction of the team were their doom. They did good in getting Domantas and Oladipo on the PG deal, but now the LeVert signing seems like a bad move as well.

    Kinshasa PR.Kinshasa PR.3 oy oldin
  • Should there be a collapse for the 2016 cleveland cavaliers? Genuinely interested to see how the video will look like

    Diego LofrancoDiego Lofranco3 oy oldin
  • I miss this team low key! it was a dope team! use to love pg24 he was so good, now not so much lol

    Saquon#26Saquon#263 oy oldin
  • why is paul george always involved in chemistry on the pacers he wasn't the cause of anything but we're seeing the same chemistry issues on the clippers now lol

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  • trading away granger really killed their chemistry

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  • Injured or not, the Pacers weren’t getting past Miami’s Big 3.

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  • on All The Smoke , PG said he was in talks with Anthony Davis and said that AD wanted to play in Indy, imagine thst

    FizzyBubbles74FizzyBubbles743 oy oldin
  • fun fact: vogel means bird in german

    Tomáš BačíkTomáš Bačík3 oy oldin
  • Kids these days dont know how good pg was and also how he was a fan favorite because of how he cameback after breaking his leg. Its a damn shame

    General GrievousGeneral Grievous3 oy oldin
  • So, a tomato ruined it? I see

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  • I remember this all happening was shocking to see

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  • 😔

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