Paul George’s brutally honest assessment of Clippers’ 3-1 collapse vs. Nuggets
Longtime NBA swingman Paul George did not have a happy ending to his first season as a member of the Los Angeles Clippers in 2019-20.
George and the Clippers infamously blew a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets in the 2020 Western Conference Semifinals down in Orlando, where the NBA encountered its most unique postseason of all time.
However, George only recently opened up about his team’s collapse while giving a brutally honest assessment of what really happened.
For what it’s worth, PG13 seems to be blaming former head coach Doc Rivers, as he noted they “never worked on adjustments” as they saw their title dreams diminish game by game.
Paul George shared his thoughts on why the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead to the Nuggets:
"During that whole process, we never worked on adjustments. We never worked on what to do differently.”
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 3, 2020
The Clippers remain one of the best teams in the entire NBA heading into the upcoming 2020-21 campaign. However, they will look a bit different come next season after Rivers left the squad and joined the Philadelphia 76ers.
In the absence of Rivers, the Clippers will now be coached by former Cleveland Cavaliers tactician Tyronn Lue, who served as an assistant with Los Angeles this past season.
Perhaps the departure of Rivers has played a role in Paul George’s willingness to be critical of the Clippers and the brutal end to the team’s latest campaign.