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Paul George is having an incredible season, however one missed layup reminded followers of the 2020 postseason.
Bubble Paul George was not the optimum model of Paul George. It occurs to the most effective of us, particularly in the midst of a pandemic. Typically, we’re not ourselves. Sadly for George, his fatigue was on show for the world to see, on the NBA’s biggest stage.
The Clippers bubble postseason can solely be termed an absolute failure, and borderline embarrassing after they blew a 3-1 collection result in the underdog Denver Nuggets within the Western Convention Semifinals. George all however disappeared when Kawhi Leonard wanted him most, failing to be the sidekick Los Angeles paid dearly for.
2021 has been a special model of George. Frankly, it’s the PG13 we’ve come to count on all through his profession. On Thursday night time, he provided us an undesirable flashback to ‘Pandemic P’.
Clippers: Paul George missed a large open layup in opposition to the Nuggets
Worst of all, such a reminder got here in opposition to the Nuggets of all groups. Maybe there’s some Pandemic PTSD there for George as he tries to recover from the psychological hurdle of dominating as he ought to in opposition to Denver.
The Clippers stay in competition out West — considered one of a handful of groups deemed true contenders for the Larry O’Brien trophy. To succeed in these targets, LA will want the most effective model of George.