It hasn’t all been perfect for Team USA so far in Rio.
During the second half of the United States’ 119-62 win over China in the Rio Olympics Saturday, Paul George was on the receiving end of a not-so-proud moment.
George was picking up a Chinese ball handler full-court and was not ready for this move.
Paul George is one of the best defenders in the NBA but there’s no way around what happened here. He got crossed bad and he isn’t going to hear the end of it anytime soon.
George’s Indiana Pacers teammate Lavoy Allen is making sure that the superstar gets the full treatment for this mishap.
Starting up a collection so we can lay PG's ankles to rest pic.twitter.com/F4aSB24mwW
— Lavoy Allen (@chefVOYardee) August 7, 2016
George found the joke funny but also delivered a little jab back at Allen for making fun of him.
Lol ???????? RT @chefVOYardee: Starting up a collection so we can lay PG's ankles to rest pic.twitter.com/X8VWcJ5ikm
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) August 7, 2016
George and Team USA are on a crash-course for gold in Rio. They won their exhibition games by an average of 43 points and started the Olympics with a 57-point thumping. They’ll get Venezuela tonight where things aren’t expected to change much.
But even in this domination, you can’t escape the ridicule if you allow yourself to get crossed up that badly.