TAG: Paul George

NBA / Aug 7, 2014 / 5:00 pm

Nike Honors Paul George With Motivational New Advertisement

Paul George

Less than a week after Paul George suffered a gruesome leg injury that left the basketball world in a state of shock, Nike is already forecasting his comeback. In a motivational new ad, the sports apparel giant says “the best is next” for George despite his long road to recovery. Read More »

instagram / Aug 6, 2014 / 10:45 am

A $250,000 Ferrari Brightens Paul George’s Day

Paul George, Floyd Mayweather

Less than a week after suffering a ghastly open tibia-fibula fracture in his right leg during a Team USA scrimmage, Paul George was in good spirits yesterday. Despite the estimated year-long convalescence to get back on the court, PG was stoked about his new ride, a Ferrari Spider 458. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 4, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Report: Players Remain Committed To Team USA Despite George’s Injury

Anthony Davis, Derrick Rose

National team coach Mike Krzyzewski often calls USA Basketball a brotherhood, and during no time since he took over in 2006 has that familial aspect been more important than now. Friday’s devastating injury to Indiana Pacers All-Star and likely Team USA starter Paul George has been used by some by some in league circles as means to further the stance that NBA players shouldn’t be used on the international stage. Despite a growing number of key voices propagating that agenda and the lingering effects of George’s injury, ESPN reports that all 19 candidates for the national program’s World Cup squad remain committed to making the team. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News, Olympics / Aug 4, 2014 / 10:00 am

Adam Silver Does Not See “Major Shift” In NBA & Intl. Play After George Injury

Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Paul George

The scary compound leg fracture suffered by Paul George during Friday night’s USA Basketball Showcase means one of the best and most promising players in the league will miss the entire 2014-15 NBA season. It also raised doubts about the participation of NBA players in international events like the Olympics and this year’s FIBA World Cup in Spain. Except NBA commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement to ESPN on Sunday night, PG’s injury is unlikely to produce a “major shift” in the NBA’s policies towards international competition. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 2, 2014 / 4:15 pm

George Will Likely Miss 2014-2015 Season; Pacers Support USA Basketball

Paul George

A report by Yahoo’s Marc Spears says that Indiana Pacers All-Star Paul George had a successful surgery and will likely miss the 2014-2015 season. Meanwhile, Pacers President Larry Bird released a statement concerning the injury that expressed support for USA Basketball amid growing sentiments that NBA players should he held out of international competition. Read More »

instagram, NBA, Twitter / Aug 2, 2014 / 3:00 pm

The NBA Family Reacts To Paul George’s Injury

Team USA

The NBA is a brotherhood. Players train all year long with the utmost goal of beating opponents when the games matter most, but respect, empathy, and friendship always transcend even the league’s harshest competition. The basketball world is exhibiting that ubiquitous kinship in reacting to the devastating injury suffered by Paul George last night at the USA Basketball Showcase. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 1, 2014 / 10:45 pm

Paul George Suffers Gruesome Lower Leg Injury During USA Scrimmage

Paul George

Indiana Pacers All-Star and likely Team USA starter Paul George was taken off the floor on a stretcher after suffering a gruesome lower leg injury in the fourth quarter of the USA Basketball Showcase on Friday night. The game’s remainder was cancelled as a result. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 1, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Nike Unveils New Team USA Basketball Uniforms (Pics)

Kevin Durant USA Basketball

As Team USA prepares to take on the world during the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain starting August 30, Nike today unveiled their “lightest uniform” in brand history. The Nike Hyper Elite uniform took inspiration from America in Nike’s ongoing quest to tell a story. Read More »

NBA / Aug 1, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Paul George Says Cavs Are Eastern Conference “Front-Runners”

Paul George, LeBron James

It wasn’t long ago that the Indiana Pacers were considered the best team in the NBA. Paul George and company opened the 2013-2014 season a scorching 16-1, leading some to wonder if they had a realistic chance at winning 70 games. But Indy’s dominant play early last season and the wild optimism accompanying it is a memory far, far gone. As 2014-2015 rapidly approaches, consensus is that the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers – led by a fully rehabilitated Derrick Rose and redeemed LeBron James, respectively – are favorites in a suddenly wide open Eastern Conference. George doesn’t disagree, either, recently calling James’ Cavaliers “front-runners.” Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Jul 31, 2014 / 10:45 am

King Of The Hill: Watch Kevin Durant Vs. James Harden Vs. Paul George

James Harden, Kevin Durant, Paul George

Following Day 3 of Team USA camp in Vegas, James Harden, Kevin Durant and Paul George put in some extra work by taking each other in games of one-on-one. You don’t want to miss them do battle with a series of floaters, step-backs, reverse layups and dunks as each sought to impose their will on the others. Read More »