Paul George has spoken out in defence of former teammate and Los Angeles Lakers guard Russell Westbrook, saying the 2017 MVP is one of the best players of all-time.
George, 32, spent two seasons playing with Westbrook at the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2017-19 and went head-to-head with his former backcourt partner on Thursday night.
The Lakers narrowly lost out by six points in a 103-97 loss as George’s team-high 15 points, ten rebounds and four assists helped the LA Clippers to a first win of the season.
Postgame, George told reporters he doesn’t understand the negative press surrounding Westbrook since teaming up with LeBron James and Anthony Davis at the Lakers.
Paul George defended Russell Westbrook: “It’s hard when you’ve got the pressure they’re putting on him here. Quite frankly, it’s not geared for him with the roster they have… He was very easily a 30-10-10 guy when he had the keys to the team. We can’t forget about that” pic.twitter.com/s9OD2lSoWg
— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) October 21, 2022
The former OKC star is +15000 to win the MVP award for a second time in NBA betting, however those odds may slash if a trade occurs before the deadline next year.
Indiana has been touted as a potential landing spot for Westbrook, in a package involving big man Myles Turner and sharpshooter Buddy Hield.
- Best NBA Free Bet Offers For Wednesday 11/23: Up To $6,000 In Bonuses
- Luka Doncic Calls Celtics’ All-Stars ‘Best Duo In The League’
- 76ers guard Matisse Thybulle ruled out tonight vs. Hornets
- Derrick Rose Could Be Traded To ‘Surprise’ Team Emerging With Interest
- Kristaps Porzingis on Thanksgiving: ‘I’m thankful for all the ups and downs’
NBA 2 weeks ago
Best NBA Live Streaming Sites For Thursday 11/10: How To Watch NBA Free Live Stream Tonight
Main Page 2 weeks ago
Karl-Anthony Towns on Anthony Edwards: ‘I’ll always be here to take a bullet for him’
Main Page 1 week ago
Kings guard De’Aaron Fox leads NBA in clutch points this season
Headlines 2 weeks ago
Paolo Banchero already paying dividends for Magic