Sunday, August 3, 2014
The Tragedy For PG In LV
Friday was a great day for basketball fans, especially USA Basketball fans, because the USA team was having a team scrimmage before they set their hopes for the FIBA World Cup of Basketball. It was a very intense, hard fought out game until about midway through the 4th Quarter. Because there was no more game left. The scrimmage was called mid 4th Quarter because Indiana Pacers G/F Star Paul George suffered a gruesome injury that I and many others would rather not show to the public. George was trying to contest a James Harden fastbreak layup when he landed awkwardly. It looked like his foot got caught in the spacing between the floor and stanchion (thing that holds basket up) and most his whole leg was twisted in a very awkward and disturbing position. However, in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas has stanchions are about 2 feet closer than the stanchions in most NBA Arenas including George's Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indiana, so he wasn't expecting the stanchion to be there when he landed.The injury was so bad that none of the players wanted to continue playing so the game was called. Later examinations determined that George had a fractured tibula-fibula. He had successful surgery on the leg yesterday but is expected to be sidelined from the NBA for a whole season. This is an even bigger blow now that Indiana lost G Lance Stephenson to the Charlotte Hornets via free agency. I would like to pay my respect to Paul George and George's family. I hope he has a speedy recovery and is back to the old Paul George ASAP. And lastly, the injury to George was very gruesome and disturbing and not very likable. I have chosen not to show any pictures, videos or any evidence of the injury because of how bad it was. I personally advise you not to look for any photographic evidence of the injury, especially for the younger viewers.