Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert has kept himself occupied since the end of his team’s quest to make it to the NBA Finals by enjoying an extended storyline about his ability to down a bottle of Gatorade unlike that of an average human being (he is listed at 7’2″, after all). In case you missed it, here is the viral-worthy GIF (via Mike Prada of SBNation):
One thing he didn’t do was address the Miami Heat after losing Game 7 by walking out on them when the contest ended, rather than sticking around to do the customary hand shakes with the opposition. He certainly could have handled that situation better, but like many things this season, it was probably a good learning experience for him. Either way, he could have simply ended this chapter of his career silently. Instead, he decided to compliment and thank certain members of the Heat in his own way after presumably having to get over and accept what happened:
That’s the kind of class and respect that will earn Hibbert points from around the league and from fans all over the world. He does have some image-repairing to do after some of the comments he made after Game 6, and it appears he’s getting out to a head start – at least on social media.