Roy Hibbert Twitter Help: ESPN Uses Wrong Photo of Pacers Center in Social Media Promotion [VIDEO]

By Greg Archuleta ( @GeigaSr
on Dec 26, 2013 08:15 AM EST
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Next time, Roy Hibbert may not be so accommodating with the holiday time. If there is a next time.

ESPN asked the Indiana Pacers star center to participate in a social media initiative on Christmas Day. Hibbert took control of its "NBA on ESPN" Twitter feed during the Miami Heat-Los Angeles Lakers game. He and Portland Trail Blazers' guard C.J. McCollum shared the duties.

As USA TODAY Sports' For the Win reported, however, ESPN posted a photo of McCollum and Hibbert's Pacers teammate, Ian Mahinmi, on its web page in promoting its social media event.

After his turn was over, Hibbert apparently saw ESPN's mistaken photo. He tweeted a screen shot of the ESPN page, saying, "@ESPNNBA don't know how 2feel about this. #Hurt."

Of course, it's a safe bet that ESPN's top web content employees had Christmas Day off and that a less experienced web producer was in charge.

Still, ESPN didn't just put up the wrong photo in connection with any old story. Hibbert agreed to help out the World Wide Leader in Sports on the biggest holiday in the world. The least ESPN could've done was gotten his photo right prior to his time in control of the @ESPNNBA Twitter account.

To its credit, ESPN did replace the photo and get his image on the page later in the day.

Hibbert was on from for 39 minutes during the Heat-Lakers game. And it wasn't as if he was just going through the motions. Two of his tweets were retweeted more than 500 times.

Whether he'll agree to help out ESPN next Christmas remains to be seen. Of course, he may not be available if the Pacers win the NBA title this season and have to work on Christmas Day in 2014.

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