Paul George owned as much as his failures prior to now three video games after rebounding with a spectacular 35-point outing, main the Clippers to a 154-111 win.
In his post-game interview with Jarred Greenberg, Paul George revealed that he couldn’t enter ‘playoff mode’ within the video games earlier than this.
The Clippers star was very candid about how he wasn’t in the best mind set through the sequence and that’s largely what led to his taking pictures woes.
Paul George feedback on sub-par playoff efficiency
“No matter it was, the bubble bought one of the best of me. I used to be simply in a darkish place, I actually wasn’t right here – I checked out. These previous couple of video games, it was simply troublesome. However a shoutout to the individuals who’re nonetheless behind me, who’re in my nook. The positivity of my teammates, my household, mates, everyone! Thanks everyone that reached out to me.” Paul George stated addressing his way of thinking.
PG13 had been ridiculed and mocked lots prior to now week, and his ‘Playoff P’ popularity was changed by the humiliating ‘Pandemic P’ reference.
“For me, it was simply laborious to get into that playoff mode, you already know. With no depth right here, no followers, no ambiance. I used to be simply misplaced. I believed we created the vitality. I got here in with the mindset that that is Staples, we’re at residence, the place is packed. I actually needed to psyche myself up.” PG13 added.
Nonetheless, Kudos to Doc Rivers and all the Clippers outfit to stay by him and let him do that factor. Paul George has been a superb participant in his NBA profession and it was solely time he rose to the event when his workforce wanted it probably the most.
Did Shaq actually attain out to Paul George?
Within the post-game interview with Greenberg, Paul George was additionally requested about how Shaq reached out to him to which the Clippers large man had a puzzled reply.
He revealed that he didn’t fairly know if Shaq had reached out to him. After which went onto say if it was the ’27 level’ prediction that Shaq had made about him.
“I didn’t know what message Shaq had (puzzled look). I noticed one thing at present, he stated I’ll rating 27. I don’t know if that was the message, however he did it.” PG 13 revealed.
It was nice to see Paul George opening as much as his errors and admitting to his vulnerabilities contained in the Bubble ambiance. For Clippers followers, it’s going to now be essential to see if he can sustain this efficiency and motivation degree all by the post-season.