Monta Ellis #11 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts against the Houston Rockets during Game Three of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 24, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

“3 – 2…I knew you were scared,” Drake wrote in the caption, which was accompanied by a smiley face. The Pacers had the ball under the Raptors’ basket with 2.7 seconds left.

He stammered through a few platitudes, shifted around restlessly, then nearly sucked the air out of the room with something about “taking time from my busy schedule.” He just about brought it back a minute or two later when he mentioned, with raw sincerity, that he knows what it’s like to be hungry.

Ellis grew up poor in Jackson, MS, best known as the hometown of Richard Wright.

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“He’s a very, very shy guy by nature, and it takes him a while to warm up to people,” said former Warriors assistant Calbert Cheaney in an interview last season.

Cheaney also played for the team during Ellis’ rookie year. I’m sure he was a little bit star struck at first, coming all the way to California to play in the NBA.” But one man’s shy is another man’s aloof.He joined the San Francisco Bay Area’s NBA franchise straight out of Lanier in 2005, just 19 years old.His thick Southern accent was sometimes difficult to understand, and his quiet, often hesitant public demeanor was inimical to the PR rigors of the NBA.Wednesday marked the seventh time since the All-Star break Indiana had a chance to go more than two games over .500, and Wednesday marked the seventh time since the All-Star break Indiana failed to do so.The Pacers have alternated between a loss and a win over the last 15 games dating back to that final loss before the break (a franchise record).The Indiana Pacers entered a rumor-filled All-Star break losers of six straight games, which brought their record to a game over .500.