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He patrolled the paint for the Pacers, four times reaching the Eastern Conference finals, but today his game is mud
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With a team that's tight and tested, they're set to take it all—if they can pass their boards
August 17, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
Pacers center Rik Smits was in so much pain from damaged nerves on the bottom of both feet that he considered retiring last spring. Then coach Larry Bird hooked him up with physical therapist Dan Dyrek, who has...
April 13, 1998 | Jackie MacMullan
The pain in Pacers center Rik Smits's feet has intensified, and his usual cure-all (rest) has not proved effective. Though Smits had sat out Indiana's last five games through Sunday, the soreness was worse than ever....
February 02, 1998
For Nine years Pacers center Rik Smits has battled inflamed nerves on the bottoms of both feet. Smits says that the scar tissue from two operations compounds the pain and that he has considered retirement. But don't...