I like Roy Hibbert. He's a very good player and very much a helpful piece to any center-less team wanting to contend for a title. I'd love him on my tema. That said, Roy Hibbert will now have a max contract, whether it be with the Blazers or the Pacers, if they choose to match.
My main question is: How must the league's actual superstars - the guys who change games, not just impact them (e.g. Durant, Bryant, James, etc.) - feel when they can't earn more money than a solid but hardly star-worthy guy like Hibbert? Is this just another example of owners sabotaging the intent of their own CBA by handing out big deals to guys they were not originally intended for? Or am I wrong thinking that Hibbert doesn't have the same impact on a team as a Kobe Bryant or Lebron James?