Why is there a million dollars in the Pacers' locker room?

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If anybody had plans of looting the Indiana Pacers' locker room then i'd suggest now would be the best time to do it.

I'm assuming it wasn't just any ordinary day today at the Pacers facility because there was one million dollars of cold hard cash lying in the teams film room at their training center. 

Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson posted the above picture of his-self and the aforementioned notes to his Instagram account along with the subtitle 'This is what 1million look like in cash this is crazy.'

Stephenson's salary for this season is only $980,000 so it's not a surprise to see him so enamoured with all the money laid out on the table. 

Teammate Roy Hibbert probably wasn't as bothered by the stacks lined up as he is earning a cool $14.2 million for the 2013 season alone.

The money was there for a reason though, the players hadn't just decided to make a huge withdrawal. 

According to

"Pacers players spent a few hours Monday afternoon learning about the business of basketball. At Finish Line’s headquarters, Indiana’s 15 players listened to six different executives on two panel discussions....

...The NBA requires its players to participate in one business of basketball, anti-gambling training and media training session each year, according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement."

The Pacers players were in some esteemed company during the talks with Brandon Gayle the Vice President of Facebook and Instagram (fitting) and the CEO of Papa John's pizza in attendance. 

I'm sure there was a point to having all the money there, but i'm still struggling to see it.

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