Just take a look at that photograph above of the Indiana Pacers "all-star" Roy Hibbert. In just a couple of months since that mid-season break, Hibbert has gone from the best in his position in the league to a broken man and player, that only plays 12 minutes in a crucial playoff match.

And in the above picture you can see it all on his face. There sits a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders, his name smeared across the papers day-in day-out, and opposing fans jeering his every move.

The man can do no right and it is crushing to see. 

Hibbert recorded a zero-point, zero-rebound game for the first time since...well it was only this month, a depressing display on the 6th of April in which he failed to trouble the box score.

There's more soul-crushing records to add to a list filled with despair, laughter and bemusement in equal measure.

Hibbert is officially putting in the worst ever displays by an All-Star in the post season. The record is nearly 50 years old and held by Larry Costello who managed an awful 5.3 Player Efficiency Rating in the 1965 playoffs, after being named to the All-Star team earlier in the season.

...Roy Hibbert's is 0.8. 

He has obliterated that feat in truly mind-imploding fashion. Not only is Hibbert bad, he's actually making his team worse. Proven by the fact that he is set to be benched in game 6 against the 8 seed Atlanta Hawks, a team that finished the season with a record below .500 and a center in Pero Antic who is also experiencing a terrible spot of form.

Hibbert hasn't posted double digit rebounds in a game since last month, the 12 that Paul George racked up in Game 5 were more than Hibbert managed in the series altogether (just 9).

Roy Hibbert isn't playing bad, he's playing D-League, EuroBasket second division, college reject bad.

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