Paul George had a great postseason run with the Clippers, especially after Kawhi Leonard went down with a knee injury during the semifinal series against Utah.
George led the Clippers to their first appearance in the Western Conference Finals, and help the team put up a fight vs. the Suns despite the injuries that sidelined Leonard, Ibaka, and Zubac.
After Game 6 loss to the Suns, the Clippers’ superstar was called to talk upon the narrative that claims that he is not a good playoff player.
(via Tomer Azarly of Clutchpoints):
“The narrative of me not being a postseason player… I never understood it. I’m the same person. I’ve dealt with stuff, as we all do.
Makes me no different than the next man. I came up short again. I’m proud of what we did as a team. My good wasn’t enough.”
That narrative hopefully would change after his stellar performance in the 2021 postseason. George averaged 26.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 5.4 rebounds on 44 percent shooting.
George did what a superstar would do if a player like Leonard was sidelined with injury. Hopefully, the non-factual narrative of George’s presence in the postseason has now changed for good.