Pacer fan's mancave pays homage to the Blue and Gold

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Posted at 2:26 PM, May 17, 2024

INDIANAPOLIS — As the Pacers get ready to take on the Knicks in a pivotal game 6 match up, we’ve found through the course of these playoffs that Pacer fans come from all over.

“My man cave is called the Pacement,” Tyler Watts told WRTV.

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Watts will tell you that his love for the Pacers is real.

“I started collecting any sort of Pacers memorabilia when I was in middle school,” Watts said.

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Those mementos turned into a full-on man cave in his basement in Kentucky.

“We even have a chair that was used in Market Square Arena,” Watts said.

Inside the Pacement, you will find everything from trading cards to signed memorabilia to jerseys.

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"We have my daughter’s favorite players as well. She’s only 9, but her favorite players mean a lot to me because she really likes basketball, so if she’s got a favorite player, I try to highlight them more than what would make sense to the average Pacer fan,” Watts said.

Watts says he and his daughter have bonded over the game of basketball.

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“So, what I did is I wrote fan mail to a lot of these players and I had them make these autographs to my daughter,” Watts added.

Watts will tell you that you can’t put a price on something you love and that’s exactly what this man cave is — one ever growing story about a man’s love for the Indiana Pacers.

"That’s what I want the Pacement to be — a snippet of a museum of my favorite part of being a Pacer fan throughout the years that I’ve watched them play," Watts concluded.

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