The L.A. Clippers are favored to win the NBA Finals this season, but nobody said the path to the Championship was going to be easy.
This current series against the Mavericks will serve as a big test to the team, but doubt is already beginning to surface following their Game 2 loss. Paul George dropped just 14 points as they allowed Luka and Porzingis to combine for 51.
Worst of all, this comes just a night after a rather unconvincing victory in Game 1. Needless to say, the internet was full of reactions, mostly criticisms for PG’s rather mediocre performance.
Pandemic P on offense in Game 2: 14 points, 4-17 shooting, in 32 minutes. pic.twitter.com/pmI80SCKKQ
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) August 20, 2020
Playoff P getting out played by Trey Burke love to see it
— (Raquel) KOBE (@SOULbeautifulme) August 20, 2020
George Paul is such a fraud
0 points, 4 shot attempts so far
— NBA All Access (@nballaccess) August 20, 2020
When you’re trying to remember why you left Spicy P for Playoff P pic.twitter.com/7ZXw3rlDrk
— Blue Wire Podcasts (@bluewirepods) August 20, 2020
That seals the deal. I am no longer a PG fan. This player is a pure and utter embarrassment to the game of basketball. I officially will not be renewing my fandom next season nor will I watch him on tv ever again. I’m moving on to Luka who knows how to shoot better than 20%.
— anon (@MoeAdam15) August 20, 2020
I seriously don’t understand how a player so offensively talented be a no show in the 1st half. It wasn’t like Dal was locking him up, dude was just there running. George Paul man smh
— Miguel Lafortune (@Man_Of_Action20) August 20, 2020
Classic Playoff P
— Carlos Nuñez (@iCarliitox) August 20, 2020
Paul George is obviously among the best players in the game, but he will need to step up for the Clippers if they are to have any hope for their chances going forward. For as harsh as some of the fans may be, their criticisms aren’t exactly unwarranted.
We’ll see if he can step up to the call.