The Fayetteville Observer has a pretty interesting (but let’s be honest, very niche) interview with Bobby Frasor, a lifelong Bulls fan, talking about Psycho T — his former teammate who’s now playing against Chicago in the first round of the playoffs. Hansbrough has been going off for Indy, and oftentimes, getting the better of his match-up with Carlos Boozer. But that hasn’t stopped Carlos from talking a lot of trash.
“I’m not going to repeat anything; you’d have to use a lot of bleeps and then there wouldn’t be much to say,” Hansbrough said. “You try to limit [responses], but sometimes you get frustrated and slip up and say something you shouldn’t have.”
Anyway, for whatever reason, Tyler has become the man to hate for Bulls fans. Here’s a sample from the interview:
Q: I’ve heard from people in Chicago that think that if this series drags out at all, that by the end of things, Tyler is going to reach a Bill Laimbeer level of hatred with Bulls fans. You get that same sense?
Frasor: Absolutely. It was pretty obvious. When he checks into the game and they announce him coming back on the floor, the boos are significantly louder for him than anyone else. When he’s shooting free throws, they’re booing him pretty good. There’s a lot of people screaming at him. I’m not sure why. I guess after that one steal and dunk he had his arms in the air and he was getting really emotional. And it was bothering people. And yeah, he could get to Laimbeer status if the Pacers get a couple of wins and he keeps playing well.