Adam Sandler plays pick-up at Pacers practice facility before show
Sandler, 57, is an avid basketball fan and still plays often — including on Wednesday in Indy.
Actor/comedian Adam Sandler is in Indianapolis for his sold-out show at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday night. But before then, he wanted to get a run in.
Sandler and others played pick-up games across the street at the St. Vincent Center, the Pacers’ practice facility, earlier in the day. That group included Mad Ants general manager Chris Taylor, player development coach Isaac Yacob, associate director for player relations Michael Hornback — plus several seasonal assistants.
Tyrese Haliburton, the face of the Pacers, joined the group for a photo fresh off a game where he led the team with 33 points and 15 assists in a win.
Sandler is notorious in basketball circles for wanting to hoop anywhere and anytime. He starred in his movie “Hustle” on Netflix as a basketball scout discovering a potential superstar in Spain.
And more, Sandler took a photo with Pacers president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard and front office consultant Happy Walters. “Mi hermano came through to hoop with us today before his show tonight in Indianapolis,” Walters wrote on Instagram.
If you’re like me and curious about buying last-minute tickets to Sandler’s show — well, good luck. It’s sold out and the secondary market is wild. The get-in price for a balcony seat is $72 plus fees. Lower-level seats are listed for more than a thousand dollars.
This is one stop on his 25-city tour across North America dubbed "The I Missed You Tour." A surprise guest is set to join him on stage as well.
Meanwhile, the Pacers had the day off after returning overnight from Philadelphia, where they defeated the 76ers in Game 2 of the in-season tournament.