By Candace Buckner

Roy Hibbert plays a very traditional game. Formed in the likeness of past Georgetown bigs, Hibbert has an old school mindset in just about everything he does on the court.

But off the court, dude’s different. I doubt that back in the 90s, Patrick Ewing ever used full-length boots and Sega Genesis games to help him survive the NBA season but today, Hibbert has implemented a variation of this into his routine.

I have pretty accurate nerd-dar, frankly because, I am one. And it picks up strong nerd alert signals whenever I walk over to the corner of the Indiana Pacers locker room where Hibbert resides. While some guys wear only the clothing from their sponsorships or the hook-up schwag they get in exchange to shouting out designers on Instagram, Hibbert mostly rocks button-down plaid shirts. He’ll even sport a Buzzfeed hat during an interview for no other reason than he digs the website and would likely work as an unpaid intern there if they’d let him.

So, it’s only natural that Hibbert would have a pretty nerdy way in recovering in the grind of an NBA season.

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