Los Angeles Clippers superstar small forward Paul George pulled up to a park in his hometown and played one-on-one with some lucky fans.
George is from Palmdale, California. The new Clippers star showed no mercy, as he dropped one fan — although it looks like PG-13 got away with a push off.
Paul George averaged 28.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists last season while shooting 43.8 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free-throw line. The Clippers acquired George from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a blockbuster trade this offseason.
The Clippers sent the Thunder point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, veteran forward Danilo Gallinari and five first-round picks for George, who is a six-time All-Star and one of the best two-way players in the NBA.
George underwent surgery to his right rotator cuff and left labrum after the 2019 playoffs ended. There’s no official timetable for the All-Star, but the current speculation is he’ll miss at least a few games at the start of the regular season.
For the first time in franchise history, the Clippers are legitimate title contenders. Los Angeles has good depth on the roster, but they will ultimately go as far as Kawhi Leonard and George can guide them.
The Clippers will be cautious with George since there are 82 games in the regular season. It’s not that big of a deal if George misses a few games here and there.