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Paul George's Hypocritical Few Days
Paul George complaining about officiating is a bit ironic. He and Russel Westbrook get their fair share of superstar calls and phantom contact and ones. Paul George, of course, is the man who shot 20 free throws March 7 against Portland and delivered this elbow to Jusuf Nurkic’s jaw. It might not be a strike from Jon Jones, but in today’s NBA that was a flagrant foul, and at the very least an offensive foul. The following day Oklahoma City played The Los Angeles Clippers and lost 118-110. George, Westbrook, and Steven Adams all fouled out, and the Clippers shot 20 more free throws than the Thunder. I would argue that George and Westbrook do get this share of calls as a team since they shoot the third most free throws in the NBA with 25.9 and the teams ahead of them are the Philadelphia 76ers and the team they faced that is 28.8. Not only that but George is number eight getting 7.13 free throws per games as of Saturday morning March 3 and Westbrook is number 14 with 6.5 free throws per game. Against the Clippers, Oklahoma City shot 44 three-pointers, and the Clippers took 26. Los Angeles took it to the basket a lot more, and the Thunder consistently shot from behind the arc. The thing that I think makes this even more ridiculous is how athletic these two are and if you watch Westbrook he is so fast and athletic that he avoids contacting by hanging in the air longer than his defenders do and over the last 40 games or, so George has been shooting and scoring at an MVP rate. However, George is angry and hurt. I just thought it was such a ridiculous outrage after the game against the Blazers that someone needed to call PG-13’s bluff. So Paul have a Snickers you aren’t yourself.
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