When Paul George and Kawhi Leonard joined the Los Angeles Clippers last summer, it shocked the entire NBA. Instantly, the Clippers became title contenders in the eyes of many analysts and fans alike.
However, the superstar duo did not take the Clippers to the top. They were knocked out in seven games by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference semifinals.
A big part of the blame the for failure to reach the Western Conference Finals and meet the Lakers there was put on Paul George. In six playoff games, he finished with 15 or less points. George later admitted to have gone through a depression inside the bubble.
According to sports analyst Chris Broussard, some of the Clippers role players do not see George as a better player than them and are unhappy with the special treatment he receives.
“I’ve been told some of the Clippers role players actually think they’re as good as Paul George. They’re having problems w/ the special treatment he’s gotten from Doc Rivers. They can handle Kawhi getting special treatment because for the most part he delivered,” Broussard said.