Paul George RUMORS & NEWS

  • Paul George donates $10K to family of girl with cerebral palsy in need of wheelchair van

    Fox Sports "Indiana Pacers star Paul George came up big this week -- $10,000 big to be exact -- for the family of a girl with cerebral palsy. George donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe account that had been started in April 2014 for the Indiana family of Daisy Esterline, an 11-year-old with the disease. The..." May 06

  • George carried off court, diagnosed with strain

    ESPN.com "The Indiana Pacers got a scare Wednesday night when forward Paul George had to be carried off the court by teammates midway through the fourth quarter of their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. The Pacers said he had a sore left calf. "Nothing serious," coach Frank Vogel said. "He got kicked..." April 16

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    Michael Lee @MrMichaelLee

    Paul George was asked if he was afraid to get hurt again. “Nah, I don’t have any fear. Unless they move the stanchions closer." #pacers

  • Paul George's "I'm back" moment to be defined by defense

    Indy Cornrows "The 2014 Defensive Player of the Year voting may not have reflected it, but Paul George was one of the stoutest defenders in the league last season. With Roy Hibbert laying in wait at the rim, Indiana's 6-9 small forward was free to mercilessly hound his opponent's passing lanes with the full..." April 06

  • Paul George feels the love in return to Pacers

    USA Today "Paul George received the homecoming welcome Sunday night. From the Indiana Pacers fans filling Bankers Life Fieldhouse and even before the game against the Miami Heat, when a four-star general presented him with honorary dog tags. After recovering from a broken leg suffered eight months ago,..." April 06

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Injury report: Rodney Stuckey (sore right wrist) is questionable for tomorrow night's game against the Hornets. Paul George is out.

  • Hibbert: Paul George Looks Like His Old Awesome Self In Practice

    Real GM Basketball "Paul George has been cleared to return to game action and has been traveling the Indiana Pacers for weeks. George has been impressive in practice as he works his way back from a broken leg. "Seeing the things he does in practice, it's awesome," Roy Hibbert said. "He's coming. " March 30

  • Paul George on potential return: 'I've passed all the tests'

    Indianapolis Star "Paul George was one of the last players on the practice floor Saturday afternoon. After the team drills broke up, George ran from baseline to baseline, then knocked down more than 60 3-pointers from various spots around the arc. The extra work continues to embolden George that he can soon make his..." March 29

  • No hint of Paul George's return

    ESPN.com "Paul George's long-awaited return is still on hold. The Pacers' two-time All-Star told reporters Monday that although he's eager to clear the final hurdle in his 7½-month recovery from a broken right leg by returning to game action, he's not going to push himself to go too soon. "We want to..." March 24

  • Larry Bird tells ESPN he expects Paul George to play this season/cleared by doc

    ESPN.com ""He’s getting a lot better," Bird said. "I think he has to go through a series of tests this week, just like we’ve always been doing to see where he’s at. I think he’s cleared by the doctors to play, but obviously he’s not in shape. Just because he’s cleared to play, doesn’t mean he’s in shape to..." March 23

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    David Woods @DavidWoods007

    Vogel: Still no timetable for Paul George's return. #Pacers

  • Paul George to make season debut within next week, according to report

    SB Nation "Paul George will indeed return this season at some point within the next week, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. He could even come back to game action as soon as Saturday against the Nets. This week marks the seventh month and third week since he horrifically broke his leg during a..." March 21

  • Teammate: Paul George 'not even close to 100 percent'

    Indianapolis Star "As the Indiana Pacers ascend as the hottest team in the NBA, fans should expect Paul George to remain seated. OK, so the familiar face of the franchise donning a new number may still indeed make his long-awaited comeback before the end of the 2014-15 season. He may play restricted minutes off..." March 16

  • Paul George sounds less sure of returning this season

    Indianapolis Star "A week ago, Paul George said he hoped to be the Indiana Pacers' missing piece. Friday, he said he didn't want to ruin the puzzle. Speaking to the media for just the third time since returning to practice, George was much more hesitant when talking about a potential return date than he had..." March 14

  • With a playoff spot in reach, Pacers say they won't count on Paul George helping them grab it

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "A playoff spot is within reach, with Paul George potentially available to help grab it. Things are suddenly setting up nicely for the Indiana Pacers after they had it rough for so long. But since nothing has come easily this season, they aren't counting on that changing now. "Honestly, we're..." March 09

  • Relentless positivity is pushing Paul George through his rehab

    SB Nation "Paul George is in New York City, but he's far from the spotlight that nearly swallowed him whole 12 months ago. The Indiana Pacer sits on a stool at a nightclub near Madison Square Park in Manhattan. He's here to explain why he became the second NBA player to design his own custom line of New..." February 14

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Pacers guard Paul George tells Yahoo that he is eyeing a mid-March return from his leg injury that could include a 3/14 return vs Boston.

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Paul George said by March 1 he would like to be able to practice full time. Remains hopeful to play this season but is not certain.

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Bird, on if Paul George will return this season: "If he gets healthy and they say he can play and he wants to play, we'll let him play."

  • George: Kobe had advice for injury downtime

    ESPN.com "Paul George said this week he got encouragement from a unique source to deal with his broken leg earlier this year. Kobe Bryant. George, who is likely to miss the entire season for the Indiana Pacers, told the Los Angeles News Group in an interview that Bryant called him immediately after..." December 17

  • NBA’s Paul George settles paternity battle

    Page Six "NBA All-Star Paul George has amicably settled his once-searing paternity battle with New York beauty Daniela Rajic over their 7-month-old daughter, Olivia. The injured 24-year-old Indiana Pacers star — who earns about $18 million a year — and ex-stripper Rajic on Tuesday reached a “joint..." November 26

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    Paul George says his goal is to play this season. He's ran on the underwater pool, plans to do more court work soon.

  • Kevin Durant admits Paul George's injury influenced him to leave Team USA

    Washington Post "While heading to a gym in Oklahoma City to host his annual basketball camp, Kevin Durant sent a text message to Team USA Coach Mike Krzyzewski to let him know that he needed to talk about something important. Durant had made up his mind that he was drained and could no longer dedicate his summer..." November 04

  • Paul George apparently hitting jumpers 3 months after gruesome injury

    Fox Sports "It's been nearly three months since Paul George suffered a gruesome broken leg on Aug. 1, and he wasn't expected to return to the court for the Pacers this upcoming season by any reports. When George was reportedly walking with only a slight limp at Indiana's media day in September, it was..." October 22

  • Paul George refutes report he didn’t want to play with Kobe Bryant: ‘Media reaching again’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The largest sports media outlet in existence published two hit jobs on Kobe Bryant inside of the same week. The first piece, which was in defense of placing Bryant at 40 in their individual player rankings, wasn’t worth responding to, mainly because of the bizarre, angry tone with which the..." October 22

  • Paul George remains hopeful he can return for the playoffs

    CBSSports.com "It sounds crazy, if you've watched the injury. (Note: Do not go watch the injury. No good can come of that.) But Paul George still believes there's a chance that he can play again this season after he recovers from his severely broken leg. He just needs a little help: The Pacers need to make the..." October 01

  • Judge slams Paul George for being a deadbeat dad

    New York Post "A Manhattan judge slammed NBA All-Star Paul George for being a deadbeat dad in a searing paternity ruling, The Post has learned. “Even though it is all but certain that [George] is the father of the 5-month-old baby girl at the center of this case,” Justice Matthew Cooper writes, “he has gone..." September 23

  • Larry Bird calls Paul George’s tweets ‘thoughtless’

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George’s tweets on the Ray Rice situation were crude, inappropriate and damaging. He’s already tweeted an apology, and now the Pacers are on full damage control. Pacers release: Statement from Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird: "Paul George’s tweets from earlier..." September 11

  • Paul George apologizes to victims after tweeting about Ray Rice

    Washington Post "Paul George has a little too much time on his hands. The Indiana Pacers star, out for the year with a broken leg he suffered during a Team USA exhibition scrimmage in August, apologized Thursday morning after taking to Twitter to weigh in on the Ray Rice controversy…specifically the part of the..." September 11

  • Paul George Tweeted Some Controversial Comments On Ray Rice Case

    Huffington Post "Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George had some controversial thoughts on the Ray Rice domestic violence situation and decided to post them on his Twitter page. The tweets have since been deleted, but here are some screenshots." September 11

  • Paul George bought all his old 24 gear, donated it to his high school

    Pro Basketball Talk "Paul George is switching numbers when he returns, he will go to No. 13. So then we can all call him PG-13. It’s all about the marketing. Because of when he applied (and the fact he is likely out for all of next season) George was not required to buy all the old 24 gear on the NBA.com..." August 14

  • Pacers' Paul George switching jersey to No. 13

    Sporting News "In an ironic turn, Paul George, who chose No. 24 because of his idol, Kobe Bryant, has decided to change his jersey number, ESPN.com's Darren Rovell reports . While George will not play for the Pacers during the 2014-15 season, he will sell plenty of jerseys as fans look to honor him. George..." August 12

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    David Aldridge @daldridgetnt

    Pacers will apply 4 Disabled Player Exception to replace Paul George, per source. Can sign free agent for 1yr at $5.3M.

  • Paul George suffers serious leg injury during Team USA scrimmage

    CBSSports.com "Indiana Pacers guard/forward Paul George suffered an extremely severe leg injury in the Team USA scrimmage Friday night. He pursued James Harden in transition defense, then landed awkwardly against the stanchion, at which point a replay from ESPN clearly showed his leg fracturing. George was..." August 02

  • Paul George’s baby mama suing for sole custody

    Page Six "A former stripper wants sole custody of her 2-month-old girl because the child’s NBA star-dad is too busy on the court to be a parent, according to court papers. Attorneys for Indiana Pacers forward Paul George revealed his ex-lover’s previously sealed paternity lawsuit when they moved the case..." June 25

  • Sources: George nets $7M for All-NBA nod

    ESPN.com "The happiest member of the just-announced All-NBA teams is likely Paul George, who had a large clause in his contract triggered by being named to the third team on Wednesday. As part of the contract that George signed with the Indiana Pacers last summer, making the All-NBA team activates a..." June 04

  • Top defender Noah highlights 2014 All-Defensive Team

    NBA.com "Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah, winner of the 2013-14 Kia NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award, headlines the 2013-14 NBA All-Defensive First Team, the NBA announced today. Noah, who received 105 First Team votes (223 points), makes his second consecutive appearance on the First..." June 02

  • Ex-stripper slaps Pacers’ Paul George with paternity suit

    Page Six "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George is being sued by a former stripper after she gave birth to a baby girl she says is his daughter, Page Six has exclusively learned. Arresting brunette Daniela Rajic, 24, gave birth to daughter Olivia on May 1, and Wednesday filed a paternity suit against George..." May 30

  • Paul George fined $25,000 for criticizing officials

    SI.com "The NBA has fined Pacers forward Paul George $25,000 for publicly criticizing the officials following Indiana’s 102-90 loss to Miami in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday. George was upset with the 34-17 free throw disparity and implied that the officials had favored the Heat..." May 27

  • Paul George puts onus on officiating

    ESPN.com "Saying he felt the Heat maybe got "home cooking," Indiana Pacers star Paul George cited officiating as a difference-maker in his team's Game 4 loss in the Eastern Conference finals, putting him at risk for drawing a fine from the NBA. The Heat took 17 more free throws and were called for 10..." May 27

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Paul on Lance: "He’s doing it to the wrong guy. He’s barking up the wrong tree. LeBron is the same way, he feeds off that kind of energy."

  • Paul George cleared to face Heat

    ESPN.com "Indiana Pacers star Paul George has been cleared to face the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals Saturday night, the team announced. George suffered a concussion in a Game 2 loss to Miami on Tuesday night that evened the series at 1-1. He will participate in the team's..." May 24

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    Paul George (concussion) will be a game day decision on Saturday, per Frank Vogel.

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    There's an increasing confidence around Pacers that Paul George will meet benchmarks of NBA's concussion protocol before Game 3 on Saturday.

  • Paul George Diagnosed With a Concussion

    NBA.com "Tuesday night, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George took a knee to the back of his head during the fourth quarter of the Eastern Conference Finals game against Miami. Immediately after the play, George exhibited no symptoms of a concussion and, in response to questions from the Pacers’ medical..." May 22

  • Paul George carries Pacers to Game 4 win over the Wizards

    Washington Post "When it was over and the Indiana Pacers sent the red-and-white-clad crowd home wondering if Verizon Center had hosted its final game of the NBA postseason, the only clues that star Paul George had just finished a virtuoso playoff performance Sunday night came from his sweat-soaked yellow jersey..." May 12

  • Paul George robbed during Game 5 loss

    New York Post "Paul George’s week keeps getting worse. While the No. 1 seed Pacers were losing Game 5 to the Hawks — falling one game away from a stunning first-round exit — Indiana’s star player’s house was being robbed of approximately $16,000 worth of items, including a platinum All-Star ring, according to..." April 29

  • Paul George, David West request some rest; Pacers will sit some guys in final games

    Pro Basketball Talk "After the most recent Pacers loss coach Frank Vogel said he thought his starters looked tired. This was a team that put a premium earlier in the season on getting the No. 1 seed in the East and they have faded lately, they have looked mentally disinterested (save vs. Miami) so maybe there is..." April 08

  • Pacers F Paul George airs frustrations with referees

    USA Today "On Saturday, Paul George dribbled the ball behind his back, then between his legs and scored easily at the rim. Then, George displayed a dizzying first-step move to the basket that would have left a defender scrambling to stay in front of him, and once again flipped in a layup. Time after time,..." March 30

  • Pacers' Paul Geroge denies 'Catfish' story

    USA Today "Indiana Pacers forward Paul George said Monday that photos that recently surfaced of him were not part of a catfish scheme, but a fake story intended to disparage him. George commented for the first time on a story that appeared over the weekend suggesting he had been tricked into sending..." March 25