Paul George: “I don’t play for stats”

Paul George: “I don’t play for stats”

Believe it or not but, Paul George is already 8 years in the NBA. He had some marvelous seasons while playing for the Indiana Pacers, however, now at the age of 28, he is playing on a whole other level. Paul George is averaging career-highs in pretty much every single statistical category while at the same time playing fewer minutes than before. George is simply more efficient and a much smarter player then he was before.

He has proved to be clutch and taking the matters into his own hands when needed. George showed that in a Wednesday night game against the New Jersey Nets in which he displayed a wide range of moves especially in the fourth quarter in which he scored 25 points.

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George was often criticized for not being a clutch player and someone who could take over games in crucial situations and in a recent interview, he said that he is no longer concerned about the noise that is coming from the media.

“I’m doing what I love to do and I’m doing it at the highest level,” George said. “I can’t say that for everybody that’s commenting or making a meme; those guys are not happy with who they are. I’m happy with who I am as a person

He also something very peculiar about the stats and how he’s never concerned about made and missed shots.

“I play this game because I love it. I don’t check for stats. I don’t care about what the stats are or if I’m making shots or not. I play the game because I love it. Shots go in, shots don’t. It is what it is. I don’t play for stats. That’s not how I play the game.”

Its definitely good to see Paul George play on this level, especially after the horrific injury he had a couple of years ago. The Oklahoma City Thunder are currently sitting on the second spot in the western conference and after some time they are actually playing really good basketball. It remains to be seen if they will manage to stay consistent in the upcoming months but if Paul George keeps playing at the level he is playing right now, the Thunder might even have the chance to overthrow the Golden State Warriors.