Paul George is off to a great start to the 2020-21 season, as are the Clippers as a whole. LA won 22-2 on Wednesday night in Cleveland, capping off a 4-2 East Coast road trip that began at the time of George and Kavi Leonard’s disappearance during contact tracing protocol.
George averaged 23.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.3 steals per game, as he bounced back from a rough playoff in the bubble to play some of the best basketball of his career. He, Like the entire Clippers team, will have to wait until the postseason to rewrite the narrative about himself in the true sense, but so far he and the team are plotting what to relieve him this summer have hope. To do so he would almost confidently pass on to the Lakers, who won the title last year after being out of the West without a highly anticipated fight for LA in the conference finals, as the Clippers fell to the Nuggets in the semifinals.
On Wednesday, that rivalry got some more fuel in the form of Jared Dudley’s book on the Lakers title run at Bird and included a part that the entire Laker team described as “outrageous” that Paul George called himself a class similar to LeBron Kept in , Anthony Davis, and Kavi have won nothing – it seems to ignore that Eddie had won nothing before last year, but, alas. In any case George was asked about how after the LA victory over the Cavs, Ansh feels that this new story has not been heard about yet, and was a very funny response.
On Jared Dudley’s book, Paul George comments against him: “God bless him. God bless you, Jared Dudley. I don’t know what it is, friends like to throw my name in the stuff.” pic.twitter.com/sDAtWYfwTq
– Farbod Esnashree (@Farbod_E) 4 February, 2021
It is as good as you can do when someone brings it up and you are learning it for the first time. He Doesn’t ignore it, he just shuts it down and gives a clever sound in the process. Not that any Lakers-Clippers series will need any extra juice this year, but this is just another layer that will be one of the most anticipated conference finals in some time.