Posts Tagged ‘Paul George’

Paul George shows off some awesome dunks

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It hasn’t been a year since Paul George suffered a terrible leg injury during a USA Basketball scrimmage. After a long recovery period, George returned at the end of last season and managed to show he was on track toward a full recovery.

But this week, while on a tour of the Philippines for Nike, George threw down a couple of impressive dunks that looked like the pre-injury George. Great to see he’s on the way back…

#RiseBeyondBelief #PaulGeorge

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Pacers center wins shrimp eating contest

ALL BALL NERVE CENTERShayne Whittington spent his rookie NBA season between the Indiana Pacers and their D-League affiliate, the Ft. Wayne Mad Ants, making it to the D-League finals. Now, in the summer, Whittington showed where he really excels, by competing in a shrimp eating contest during a celebrity softball game in Indianapolis. With Paul George at his side as his hype man, watch as Whittington goes to work on a shrimp cocktail…


VIDEO: Pacers shrimp

Paul George delivers green flag at Indy 500

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Yesterday was the annual running of the Indy 500, one of the most iconic automobile races in the world. And since it takes place in Indiana, who better to deliver the opening flag than Pacers forward Paul George. Here’s a video about George’s day. In my book, any event that includes race cars and helicopters is pretty awesome…


VIDEO: Paul George Indy 500

Paul George goes fishing

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The Indiana Pacers may have missed the postseason, but Paul George has found another way to fill his free time — he’s gone fishing. And he’s apparently really good at it. He went fishing a year ago when times got tough, and now he’s entering fishing competitions.

George posted this picture on Instagram yesterday…

According to the Washington Post

“George entered alongside his friend Jacob Wheeler, who together with George caught 20.17 pounds of fish, the biggest of which was a 5.49-pound big bass caught by George. “Successful night on my home lake,” Wheeler said on Instagram.

Paul George helps family buy a wheelchair-accessible van

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Very cool story today out of Indiana. A few weeks ago, the Esterline family was surprised to find out someone had started a fundraising campaign to help the family afford a new wheelchair-accessible van, to make life a little bit easier for their 10-year-old daughter Daisy, who has cerebral palsy.

Then, a few days ago, the family was told that an anonymous donor would match all donations up to $6,000. Hoping to make sure they reached the $6,000 threshold, Daisy’s father tweeted at Paul George from the Pacers, who had met Daisy last year at a local children’s hospital.

Sure enough, on Sunday someone pledged $10,000 to the fund. That user’s name? Paul George. No fanfare, just a few clicks.

For more on the story, here’s a video from a local television station…


VIDEO: Paul George donation

(via EOB)

Paul George’s jump shot looks good

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Over the last few months, we’ve seen a few videos of swingman Paul George as he gets closer and closer to returning to action for the Pacers. In fact, with the Pacers pushing for a playoff spot, some have wondered just how much a return from George could boost the Pacers. And while we don’t know exactly how his athleticism will be affected by the broken leg he suffered in the scrimmage with Team USA, in this video from Pacers.com, PG’s jumper looks pretty good — even when he’s literally off the court.


VIDEO: George for 3

It’s never sunny in Philadelphia

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — It’s been a frigid winter the last few months here in the Northeast — snow, sleet, and frigid temperatures. I’m in New York City, and it’s been so rough that I’ve tried my best to stay indoors as much as possible, sitting here blogging in front of the heater.

But apparently there are some places where even being inside doesn’t help. The Philadelphia 76ers play in the Wells Fargo Center, and from the looks of things, it’s cold in that arena.

Last week, the Indiana Pacers had a shootaround in Philly where they were, apparently, freezing…

Then, last night, it was apparently cold enough that even while sitting on the bench, Toronto’s Patrick Patterson had to break out the gloves…

Someone needs to invite the Heat to town…

Here comes PG …


VIDEO: Paul George dunks

Don’t look now, but Paul George is clearly on his way back.

And if this new footage, which shows the current state of his recovery from a gruesome broken leg, means anything, the 2014 All-Star will not only be throwing down dunks like he did last summer in no time, but the Pacers will be getting back a crucial piece to their puzzle.

Here’s to PG-13. Salute. Keep it up. And hopefully we’ll see you shortly.

Meet the Pacers new pregame hosts, Paul George and George Hill

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — The best people at being on TV and the ones who make it seem like they’re not on TV. Which is not an easy thing. Because you’re trying to remember to look into the camera, to say something interesting and insightful, to sit up straight, to smile, to listen to the producer talking into your ear, to not talk over the other people on the set…basically there are a million things happening at once and you’re just trying to survive.

So when Indiana’s Paul George and George Hill noticed that the set for the Pacers pregame show was unoccupied, they decided to sit down and give TV work a shot. And it’s a little rough, sure, but on the whole, not bad! Let’s hope they get their own show…


VIDEO: PG and GH TV

(via Vigilant Sports)

Paul George got a new job

ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — While Paul George is out recovering from his broken leg, we’ve seen him pop up a few times. But in between rehabbing his leg and working out, what has he been doing to fill the time? Well, apparently he found a new job in the Pacers’ public relations department. Yesterday Pacers PR chief David Benner posted a photo of the credentials they made up for George — who don’t forget has taken to calling himself “Young Trece.” Funny stuff, and if George works hard enough, George may one day get his photo posted in the press room like my colleague Sekou Smith.