Paul George Has Assumed A Leadership Role...By Publicly Crapping On His Teammates After Every Playoff Game
After Game 1:
After Game 2:
And people thought this was the guy that already had one foot on a private plane to Los Angeles?!? HA! Does that sound like someone that is unhappy with their current employment situation? Some might say it's counterproductive to throw a different teammate under the bus after every single tightly contested playoff loss, but how can you build your locker room back up without tearing it to the ground and scorching the Earth underneath it first? PG-13 isn't publicly souring every organizational relationship on his long overdue way out the door. He's simply making sure all off those relationships are rooted in honesty - no matter how brutal - by telling it to the most trustworthy of sources...the media.
I don't know what all these haters are talking about, but I can't think of anything more characteristic of a true leader than loudly proclaiming that he needs the ball regardless of the circumstances. Do they even realize how much heat Paul George takes off his underperforming teammates every time he talks about his interests are more important than the entire franchise's? That's just the type of selfless behavior that almost makes you forget that he's literally 0-for-the century on shots taken with less than 20 seconds to go in an NBA game. Poor bastard is never going to get his due as a captain if his stagehands greedily continue to deny him the opportunity to up his crunch time shooting percentage to 6%. For shame, Indiana. How dare you run the most talented player on your roster out of town solely by sitting him in front of a microphone and letting him imply that he wants no part of being there on a game-by-game basis!