Just stop it.
Don't even think about stringing together any kind of sentence that goes like this, "Indiana Pacers swingman Paul George is a possible All-Star."
George is an All-Star.
End of story.
Debating it anymore would be foolish.
George put his stamp on his first All-Star appearance Friday night with 31 points, six rebounds and five steals in the Pacers' 105-95 victory over the Houston Rockets at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
"Paul George, I think, solidified it tonight," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said. "I don't think there's any doubt. .?.?. All they have to do is look at this game."
The All-Star reserves will be announced Thursday. Teams routinely send emails to the coaches, who vote for the rest of the team, campaigning for their players.
Vogel doesn't need a ?flowery letter to get George on the team.
His third-year swingman will be joining LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwyane Wade on the Eastern Conference squad.
George knows it, too.
That's why he chuckled when asked if he expects to play in the game next month in Houston.
"I'm not expecting, but if it happens, it happens," George said. "I'm not expecting. It'll be an honor to be an All-Star."
Paul George continues to make All-Star case in Pacers win over Houston
Indianapolis Star | Jan 19