Paul George suffers broken leg...

Discussion in 'Sports' started by Just Kevin, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. A night meant to celebrate USA Basketball and Derrick Rose's return took a horrific turn Friday night at Thomas & Mack Center on the UNLV campus.

    With 9 minutes, 33 seconds remaining in an intrasquad scrimmage during which Rose displayed speed, explosiveness and an attacking style that looked very familiar, Pacers' All-Star forward Paul George suffered a gruesome lower right leg injury.

    In an injury scene far too familiar for fans of Rose and the Bulls, George snapped his lower right leg at a 90-degree angle against the basket stanchion while chasing down James Harden on a breakaway.

    After a lengthy period spent stabilizing George, whose mother and father were in attendance, he was wheeled off on a stretcher and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski gathered both teams at center court to address the crowd and call the game "out of respect for George and his family."

    USA Basketball officials said players were too emotional to address reporters. A very somber Krzyzewski and USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo, both visibly shaken, said George went immediately to the hospital and an injury update would be provided later.

    "Everything is on hold right now, and it should be," Krzyzewski said. "It would be inappropriate to talk about anything else when there's a serious injury like this. It was a very emotional setting. There's a brotherhood in the NBA. To me, a family or brotherhood shows its heart and depth at a time like this."

    Rose finished with eight points on 3-for-4 shooting with four turnovers and one assist as the Tom Thibodeau-coached White team downed Rose's Blue squad 81-71.

    "It was difficult to watch the injury that Paul George sustained tonight while representing his country," NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. "The thoughts and prayers of all of us at the NBA are with Paul and his family."

    The crowd chanted George's name as his stretcher exited through an arena tunnel. Colangelo said he already had placed a call to Pacers owner Herb Simon.

     
  2. It's pretty crappy luck to pick such a horrendous injury, but for it to be in a non competitive match like during the NBA season or the FIBA World Cup is even worse.

    What sucks for him to is that, he will now miss the FIBA World Cup, which sucks, as a football (soccer) fan, I love the FIFA World Cup and players love having the chance to represent their countries in it, so for him to miss such a big opportunity..When he may no longer be a pick for the national team in four years time is just awful.

    Hope the lad makes the best possible recovery though.
     
  3. So much for the Indiana Pacers
     
  4. lol Chicago journalists

    stop trying to make an article about PG more about D Rose.

    "With 9 minutes, 33 seconds remaining in an intrasquad scrimmage during which Rose displayed speed, explosiveness and an attacking style that looked very familiar, Pacers' All-Star forward Paul George suffered a gruesome lower right leg injury."

    lol
     
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  5. Yeah, SEC commentators doing Florida games for Tim Tebow thinks those guys go too far.
    It's no wonder Rose is so tender, everybody panders and coddles him.