TAG: Paul George

instagram, NBA / Oct 21, 2014 / 11:00 pm

Video: Relatively Spry Paul George Plays One-On-One… Against His Dog

Paul George

And the remarkable recovery of Paul George from an early August compound fracture continues. After surprising by walking without crutches or a boot at media day three weeks ago and taking easy three-pointers at his team’s practice facility yesterday, the Indiana Pacers superstar took a huge step in his rehabilitation on Tuesday – by playing one-on-one against his dog. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Oct 21, 2014 / 7:15 pm

Paul George, Flea, Phil Jackson Defend Kobe Bryant Amid Media Scrutiny

Kobe Bryant

It hasn’t been a great past few days for Kobe Bryant. After getting absolutely fooled by a sick crossover from Alec Burks, the Los Angeles Lakers legend awakened to media scrutiny unlike most any he’s faced throughout his 18 years in the NBA on Monday morning. But Mamba’s loyal legion of followers quickly came to his defense, and three more high-profile devotees slammed the press today for portraying Kobe in a negative light: Paul George, Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Phil Jackson. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 20, 2014 / 7:30 pm

Watch Paul George Shooting Three-Pointers (Video)

Paul George

Today, Paul George was on the court following a Pacers practice and he was getting some shots up. Not just any shots, but some three-pointers above the break and from the corner. Vigilant Sports’ Scott Agness captured some video of the casual shooting session, so lets check it out. Read More »

2014 Free Agency, Smack / Oct 20, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Report: Multiple Sources Say Kobe Is To Blame For Steep Decline Of The Lakers

Kobe Bryant

Former ESPN True Hoop head honcho and one of the most respected writers in the game, Henry Abbott, published a sprawling, multifaceted feature on Kobe Bryant today. It’s not the usual puff piece, though, with tales of Mamba’s preparatory diligence scattered among clichéd paeans to his greatness. Instead, it’s a roundup from agents, league insiders, front office executives and others around the NBA (many of whom are unnamed) dismaying at all the carnage wrought on the Lakers’ franchise by Bryant. Based on Abbott’s rather extensive array of quotes and anecdotes from sources, it’s Bryant who inherits the majority of blame for LA’s current status as an NBA also-ran. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 1, 2014 / 2:15 pm

Paul George Says “It’s Very Possible” That He Could Play In 2014-2015

Paul George

We were pleasantly surprised when injured Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George showed up to media day earlier this week without crutches or even a sizable limp in his gait. Despite such incredible progress since his horrific August injury, though, we didn’t even entertain the idea that George might play in the 2014-2015 season. Apparently, that was a mistake. Read More »

instagram, Latest News, Twitter / Sep 29, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Paul George Is Walking Without Crutches Or A Limp At Indiana Pacers Media Day

Paul George

It was less than two months ago that Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George suffered a horrific leg injury on national television while playing in the USA Basketball Showcase. It speaks volumes of the injury’s gruesome nature that the immediate reaction of many wasn’t wondering whether or not George would play basketball again, but if he’d be able to walk at all. Those knee-jerk responses proved wrong, thankfully, and George will make a full recovery in time to play for the Pacers in 2015-2016. Today, though, he deserves congratulations for managing to walk at Indiana’s media day without help or even a limp. Read More »

NBA / Sep 22, 2014 / 4:30 pm

10 Biggest Questions Entering The 2014-2015 NBA Season

Derrick Rose

With the new season just over a month away, we tackle the biggest questions facing the NBA in 2014-2015. Will LeBron James lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a title? Will the Houston Rockets regret letting Chandler Parsons get away? Will Phil Jackson and Derek Fisher help the re-built New York Knicks to the playoffs? Find out the answers to those pressing queries and more with our 10 biggest questions entering the 2014-2015 season. Read More »

instagram, Style - Kicks and Gear / Sep 21, 2014 / 1:15 pm

George Posts Photo Of Pacers At Hibbert’s Wedding With Hilarious Caption

Indiana Pacers (photo. Paul George Instagram)

This hasn’t exactly been an offseason to remember for the Indiana Pacers. They saw former team leader Danny Granger sign with an archrival, key young playmaker Lance Stephenson depart in free agency, and superstar Paul George suffer a devastating injury that left the entire league shaken. If any team is entitled to fun as training camp looms on September 30, it’s definitely the Pacers. And from the looks of things, they definitely had some this weekend at Roy Hibbert’s wedding. Read More »

NBA / Sep 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

Dime Q&A: C.J. Watson Talks Paul George, Pacers, And His New Role This Season

C.J. Watson

The Indiana Pacers’ prospects for the 2014-2015 season took a drastic turn in early August when superstar wing Paul George was lost for the year due to a broken leg. Combining George’s absence with the free agency departure of Lance Stephenson leaves the Pacers without their two top playmakers, making offense even more difficult for a team that labored as much as any on that end down the stretch of 2013-2014.

Of those players expected to pick up the scoring slack is guard C.J. Watson, who shored up one of his team’s biggest weaknesses last season by providing consistent two-way play off the bench. Watson took time from his busy offseason schedule recently to talk with Dime, and painted a measured, realistic picture of Indy’s adjusted place among the league hierarchy in 2014-2015. And if the Pacers defy expectations and emerge as legitimate threats in the Eastern Conference, you can bet an ultra-aggressive Watson will be helping to lead the charge. Considering Watson’s rare, winding, and unlikely path to such a rock solid career, we certainly wouldn’t be shocked if that ultimately proves the case. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear, Video Games / Sep 11, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Projecting The Top-20 Rated Players In NBA 2K15

Kevin Durant NBA 2K15

With the release of basketball gaming king NBA 2K15 less than a month away, we project the ratings for the game’s top-20 players. Note that these rankings were gleaned from considering the final player ratings of 2K14 and simple player analysis, factoring in progression and regression. No exclusive knowledge nor personal bias was used in compiling them, either. Our projected rating follows the player’s name, with the difference between his final rating in last year’s game and our projection noted in parentheses. Read More »