Paul George slams 'ignorant' rumors as Pacers form siege mentality

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Several stories emanating from the Pacers camp recently would suggest that all is not well in Indiana.

Reports of team fracas, heated internal debates, and an isolated Roy Hibbert, have dominated much of the Eastern Conference no.1 seed's playoff run to date.

But Paul George has had enough of the rumors and hearsay with the 2014 All-Star coming out in defiant mood against the team's doubters in the past 24 hours.

First George posted a picture to his Instagram account showing himself, George Hill and the much-maligned Hibbert fishing along with the following message:

"These rumors have got to stop! It's gettin old now and all you that believe them are ignorant! #Brothers."

George then restated his point Wednesday:

"I'm just getting tired of the media and these stories. I'm just putting everything to bed and to rest," he told reporters.

Teammate George Hill meanwhile went further in his criticism of the media, showing distain when discussing the recent stories about Roy Hibbert:

"You guys keep making up stories.

"We're just trying to focus and letting Roy know through all this BS that is going on...that we're all brothers.

"This locker room is a tight group and we're going to continue to be there for each other even when people are trying to break it apart."

The Pacers troubles began in the final few weeks of the regular season where inconsistency reigned and despite reaching round two of the playoffs they seem a team unable to function at 100 percent.

Their recent comments however show that they are looking to use the criticism as a motivating factor as they seek to overcome a current 1-0 deficit to the Washington Wizards.

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