Watch Roy Hibbert Flat-out Deny Jason Maxiell at the Rim

Joe Flynn@@ChinaJoeFlynnContributor IOctober 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 29: Maurice Harkless

Roy Hibbert turned the 2013 Eastern Conference playoffs into his own personal block party, and it would appear he wants to keep the party going in 2013-14.

This video is from Indiana's season opener against the Orlando Magic. Watch burly Orlando forward Jason Maxiell rise for the monster stuff, only to have the ball swatted back in his face by Hibbert. Maxiell came over to Orlando from Detroit—a division rival of Hibbert and the Pacers—in the offseason. Perhaps he thought he would see less of the Indiana big man down in the Magic Kingdom. Clearly, he thought wrong.

Unfortunately for Hibbert, he exited the fourth quarter of the Pacers' 97-87 win with a knee injury. His health status will be closely watched by Pacers fans and opposing big men alike.

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