During the All-Star Game on Sunday night, Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George gave Houston Rockets stud James Harden a taste of his own medicine, knocking down a step-back jumper over the step-back king.
Afterward, George had some fun with it:
“Hit him with his (expletive),” said George, per NBA Reddit. “No, it’s fun going against James. James is obviously one of best players in our league. It’s always fun. I had to just give him a little dose of his medicine. I got that in my package too. So ain’t no travels over here.”
George finished with 20 points, four assists and three steals while making six 3-pointers for Team LeBron in what ended up being a 178-164 win in the event on Sunday evening.
The 28-year-old is busting a lot of opponents this season, as he is having what is easily the best season of his career.
Through the All-Star break, George is averaging 28.7 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.1 assists and a league-leading 2.3 steals over 36.3 minutes per game while shooting 45.3 percent from the floor, 40.6 percent from 3-point range and 83.7 percent from the free-throw line.
As a result, the Thunder have been one of the best teams in the league, currently owning a record of 37-21, which is good for third place in the Western Conference standings.
George is in his second season with Oklahoma City after coming over in a trade with the Indiana Pacers during the summer of 2017. George then proceeded to sign a four-year contract extension with the Thunder this past offseason.