Clippers’ Paul George Comments On His Brawl with Devin Booker

Published 01/04/2021, 5:15 AM EST
Dec 27, 2020; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Paul George (13) sat on the bench for the second half against the Dallas Mavericks at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Competing to one-up each other, the top three teams at par in the Western Conference right now are the LA Clippers, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Lakers. And what’s better than watching two of the top teams, the Suns and Lakers, butting heads with one another? To make matters more dramatic, Clippers’ Paul George and Suns’ Devin Booker got into a heated argument during the game.

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After what could be called a very humiliating season for the Clippers last year, Paul George and Co. want to revamp their image. Their agenda is to bring people back to believing in them and making them title favorites. However, with everything that has been going on, it feels like George is giving people more reasons to make fun of him.

What went down between Booker and Paul George?

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LOS ANGELES, CA – FEBRUARY 18: Paul George enters at the 67th NBA All-Star Game: Team LeBron Vs. Team Stephen at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

First of all, George made a blind pass to nobody while playing against the Lakers. This resulted in Twitter trolling him, and now he has made headlines for being aggressive towards Booker.

It all began when the Suns were down 30 points and Booker was doing everything he could to keep them alive. With only 10 minutes left before the buzzer, Booker crossed George to drop a step-back three. However, it looked like George wasn’t pleased with the way Booker played him.

Just minutes after that, Cameron Payne fouled PG which didn’t go down well with him. Once George started arguing, Chris Paul and Booker entered and ended up calling the Clippers’ star “soft”. Other players and referees had to step in to stop a fight from breaking out.

After the game, PG has something to say about what transpired on the court. As per Ohm Youngmisuk, George said, “I don’t talk, I play my game…It’s dudes talking. Never heard people talking [before], it’s never been directed towards me but for some reason it’s a lot of mouth. It’s fine…I’ll go through the fire…As long as we win”

Can the Clippers keep their lead?

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The biggest problem for the Clippers is maintaining their consistency. Last season, they tanked their 3-1 lead against the Nuggets by not keeping up to their standards. They did have chemistry issues as well, and until they fix this, the Clippers won’t stand a chance in the competitive Western Conference.

So far, with a 5-2 record, they are going strong. Next up, they will be facing the San Antonio Spurs. It’ll be awhile before one can judge how this season is going to go for the Clippers. Will they get what they set out to accomplish? Or will they, once again, be the center of attention for all the wrong reasons?

 

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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