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Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers

Jul 25, 2019 - 8:50 AM

'We're not looking at the Battle of LA. We've got bigger goals in mind,' Clippers’ Paul George on his Kawhi Leonard pairing versus the Lakers’ own powerhouse duo of LeBron James and Anthony Davis

HOTSHOTS. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George get officially welcomed by the Clippers led by team owner Steve Ballmer (right), coach Doc Rivers (second from left) and president of basketball operations Lawrence Frank (left). Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP

Clippers officially sign Kawhi, finalize trade deal for George

Jul 11, 2019 - 9:23 AM

Both natives of Los Angeles, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George head home to turn the Clippers into a championship contender

BIG DEAL. Kawhi Leonard reportedly signs a three-year deal worth $103.1 million with the Clippers. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

ANOTHER SUPER DUO: Clippers land Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

Jul 06, 2019 - 2:42 PM

The Clippers' Kawhi Leonard and Paul George now face another powerhouse Los Angeles combo in the Lakers' LeBron James and Anthony Davis

Antetokounmpo captures maiden NBA MVP award

Jun 25, 2019 - 11:38 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo dethrones James Harden and becomes the first player from Greece to be named NBA MVP

GREEK FREAK. Giannis Antetokounmpo becomes the first player from the Milwaukee to win MVP since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar triumphed in the 1973-74 season. Photo from Milwaukee Bucks' Twitter account (@Bucks)


Giannis, Gobert, George top defensive player votes

May 23, 2019 - 10:51 AM

The trio finish with nearly identical point totals to emerge as finalists for the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award

TRIPLE THREAT. Jazz’s Rudy Gobert (center) vies for a second straight Defensive Player of the Year plum against MVP contender Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks and Thunder star Paul George. Photos from AFP

Giannis, Harden, George named NBA MVP finalists

May 18, 2019 - 9:46 AM

Bucks hotshot Giannis Antetokounmpo has been tipped as favorite to win the top individual plum

Thunder stars Westbrook, George undergo surgery

May 08, 2019 - 2:53 PM

Russell Westbrook is expected to return to basketball activities in 3 weeks, but Paul George's return remains indefinite

RECOVERING. Paul George and Russell Westbrook look forward to the next season after the Thunder's first-round playoff exit. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:33 AM

Wild slams take over the highlight reel

PG JAMS. Paul George spices up another solid outing for the Thunder. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook, George power Oklahoma's bounce-back win

Mar 28, 2019 - 2:38 PM

The Thunder rebound from a shock defeat with a convincing win over the Indiana Pacers

TRIPLE-DOUBLE. Russell Westbrook claims  his 29th triple double of the season before a delighted home crowd. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA fines Thunder's George $25,000 for ripping referees

Mar 10, 2019 - 1:50 PM

'We haven't gotten a fair whistle all year. Somebody has got to look into this,' says Thunder star Paul George

PENALIZED. Paul George gets sanctioned for calling out the referees after the Thunder’s road loss to the Clippers. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

George buries game-winner as Thunder slip past Jazz in 2OT

Feb 23, 2019 - 5:25 PM

OKC star Paul George drains a floater with 0.8 seconds left as the Thunder escape the Jazz in double overtime

CLUTCH. Paul George finds a perfect way to cap a sensational 45-point performance. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Feb 11, 2019 - 9:14 AM

Thunder superstars Paul George and Russell Westbrook team up for a steal-and-slam play as Rockets guard Chris Paul dish out clever assists

STAR POWER. Paul George and Russell Westbrook deliver the goods yet again for the Thunder. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook ties NBA record as Thunder shock Rockets

Feb 10, 2019 - 2:07 PM

The Thunder roar back from a 26-point deficit against the Rockets behind Russell Westbrook's record-tying triple-double and Paul George's 45 points

HISTORIC. Russell Westbrook ties Wilt Chamberlain for most consecutive triple-doubles in history with 9 straight.Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Jan 31, 2019 - 7:57 AM

The Lakers throw down vicious slams and Thunder star Paul George gets a circus shot to fall

FOCUSED. Trade rumors may be swirling but Lakers forward Brandon Ingram stays in the zone. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Jan 29, 2019 - 8:39 AM

Paul George shows off his bounce as he puts Giannis Antetokounmpo on a poster in a rousing win for the Thunder

SERIOUS HOPS. Paul George comes through in crunchtime for the Thunder. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)


WATCH: Westbrook, George power Thunder past Blazers

Jan 23, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Thunder roll as Paul George drains 36 points and Russell Westbrook records another triple-double

George leads Thunder romp, NBA-best Bucks blast Mavs

Jan 22, 2019 - 11:38 AM

OKC Thunder continues to focus on the playoffs as they place third in the Western Conference standings

ALL-STAR. Paul George leads the OKC Thunder with 31 points over the New York Knicks. Photo from OKC Thunder Twitter

Paul George ignores boo boys as Thunder sink Lakers

Jan 03, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The Thunder superstar gets the last laugh as he pumps in 37 points against an injury-plagued Lakers

FOCUSED. Pul George shrugs off the distractions to help the Thunder stay at 3rd place in the Western Conference. Photo from NBA Twitter

Westbrook, George spark Thunder past Jazz

Dec 11, 2018 - 2:36 PM

Russell Westbrook records his 6th triple-double output of the season

TRIP DUB KING. Russell Westbrook continues to be that all-around player as OKC silences the Jazz. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Paul George agrees to max contract with Oklahoma City Thunder – report

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:28 PM

The Thunder will still be parading their own version of the 'Big 3' next season with Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony in the fold

IN PURSUIT. Paul George aims to win a ring with the Oklahoma City Thunder. File photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP


Free agent fireworks set to begin for NBA teams

Jun 29, 2018 - 1:27 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers may be in for a franchise-changing offseason

DREAM CAST. Getting LeBron James, Paul George and Kawhi Leonard is a scenario that Lakers fans have dreamed about. Photos by AFP

Lakers in play as Paul George opts out of Oklahoma

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:43 PM

The All-Star forward becomes an unrestricted free agent after opting out of his final year of contract with the Thunder

NEXT MOVE. Paul George is linked strongly to signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Lakers rebuilding a long-term project, says Johnson

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:27 PM

It's still uncertain if the NBA's glamour squad could entice LeBron James and Paul George this year

STRUGGLING. The Los Angeles Lakers have not reached the postseason since the 2012-2013 campaign. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Donovan Mitchell recruits Paul George, LeBron to Utah Jazz

Jun 17, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The NBA rookie sensation, who's in Manila for the first time, makes his own recruitment pitch to the superstar free agents

RISING STAR. NBA slamdunk champion Donovan Mitchell may just be part of a potential Utah Jazz "Big 3." Photo by Alvin Brian Go/Rappler

Westbrook's triple-double pushes Thunder to playoffs

Apr 10, 2018 - 12:54 PM

The Spurs join OKC with their 21st consecutive post-season appearance

PLAYOFF BOUND. Russell Westbrook finished the game with a triple-double of 23 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists. File photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

Cousins out for season, George named to All-Star Game

Jan 28, 2018 - 11:36 AM

LeBron James will still make the decision which player replaces Cousins as a starter

STEP UP. Paul George is chosen by Adam Silver to fill in the spot left vacant by DeMarcus Cousins. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs give up 148 points in 'embarrassing' loss to Thunder

Jan 21, 2018 - 12:20 PM

LeBron James remains 7 points shy of the 30,000 mark

THROWING IT DOWN. Paul George scored 36 points and Russell Westbrook dished out a season-high 20 assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder upstaged LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images/AFP

Paul George thinks Greek Freak went out of bounds and traveled on final play

Dec 30, 2017 - 3:53 PM

Paul George isn't happy with the way the Thunder's 6-game winning streak comes to an end

NO CALL. Paul George wasn't happy with how the referees handled the final play involving Giannis Antetokounmpo. File photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Thunder thumps Pacers in Paul George's return to Indiana

Dec 14, 2017 - 12:08 PM

Russell Westbrook posts his ninth triple double of the season in a 100-95 victory

BALL OUT. Paul George was booed loudly whenever he touched the ball in his first game in Indiana since being traded 5 months ago. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Westbrook triple double sparks win, LeBron's comes in loss

Oct 26, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Cleveland loses to the Brooklyn Nets despite LeBron's triple double

OUTPACED. Russell Westbrook's 81st career triple-double helps Paul George beat his former team, the Indiana Pacers. File photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

MVP award is nice, but Russell Westbrook really wants a championship

Oct 15, 2017 - 2:57 PM

Now with Carmelo Anthony and Paul George to back him up, Russell Westbrook looks to add NBA champion to his list of achievements

REVAMPED. Russell Westbrook is playing the best basketball of his career, but with a revamped lineup behind him, he hopes to take the Thunder deep into the playoffs. Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images/AFP

Anthony joins Thunder's Westbrook, George to form new triple threat

Sep 26, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Carmelo Anthony said a desire to play alongside Russell Westbrook was behind his move.

THUNDER STRUCK. The addition of Carmelo Anthony alongside Russell Westbrook has Paul George saying 'This feels like a championship team.' Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images/AFP

NBA probes charge Lakers improperly wooed George

Aug 21, 2017 - 12:54 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers have little to say about the issue but insists they feel they did nothing wrong

Adams believes George will 'easily come in and feel comfortable' at OKC

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:27 PM

Steven Adams emphasizes the importance of having the right attitude towards the team as key to playing well and generally getting along

Photos by Sophanna Roath/Rappler

WATCH: Steven Adams talks about Kobe Paras, Paul George, and Enes Kanter

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:21 PM

The Oklahoma City Thunder big man chats with Rappler about his teammates and what he knows of the Philippines

WHAT DOES STEVEN KNOW OF PH HOOPS? Steven Adams knows of one player from the Philippines: Kobe Paras. Photo by Sophanna Roath/Rappler

Paul George traded to OKC – reports

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Indiana agrees to trade George for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis

HEADED TO OKC. Four-time All-Star Paul George will unite with Russell Westbrook after getting traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America/AFP

George wooed by all sides as off-season moves begin

Jun 30, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Paul George is being eyed by the Los Angeles Lakers Houston Rockets Boston Celtics San Antonio Spur s and Cleveland Cavaliers

WATCH: Shaq, Magic, NBA stars read Mean Tweets on Kimmel Live

Jun 02, 2017 - 2:40 PM

NBA stars Paul George DeAndre Jordan and James Harden read ‘mean tweets’ posted about them on air

The 5 worst superstar performances so far in the NBA playoffs

May 12, 2017 - 7:06 PM

Ever athlete has a bad day once in a while even the greatest

FIZZLED. James Harden's Game 6 performance against the San Antonio Spurs is possibly the most pathetic playoff performance from a superstar in the modern era, the writer opines. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers, Bulls grab playoff spots, Heat come up short

Apr 13, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Paul George s 32 points and 11 rebounds helps Pacers secure the seventh seed while the Bulls earned the eighth seed

PLAYOFF-BOUND. Paul George and the Indiana Pacers will play against the defending champion Cavs in the opening round. File photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Paul George explodes for 38 as Pacers cool Heat

Mar 13, 2017 - 12:41 PM

Paul George s clutch shooting keeps Indiana moving forward towards a playoff run

KEEPING PACE. Paul George's hot hand helps Indiana hold off a late Miami run. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Kawhi Leonard hits jumper with two seconds to down Pacers

Mar 02, 2017 - 3:57 PM

Leonard hits the game winner over Paul George to cap off a 31 point performance and a win for the Spurs

HEROICS. Kawhi Leonard had ice in his veins with the game on the line. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Pacers' George, McMillan fined for criticizing refs

Dec 29, 2016 - 12:46 PM

The Pacers star player already anticipated the fine as he made his comments

Pacers' Glenn Robinson goes from warming bench to clutch performer

Nov 28, 2016 - 1:01 PM

Robinson plays in place of injured Paul George for the second straight game and scores 17 points to lead the Indiana Pacers to a win over the Los Angeles Clippers

RISING UP. Glenn Robinson impresses as he fills in for injured Pacers' star Paul George. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Robinson makes most of chance to replace injured George for Pacers

Nov 26, 2016 - 2:50 PM

The 22 year old Glenn Robinson starts in place of injured Paul George scoring a career best 20 points in a way over the Nets

ON PACE. Glenn Robinson stepped up big in Paul George's absence. File photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron absence felt as Pacers down Cavs

Nov 17, 2016 - 1:26 PM

Paul George drops 21 points as Indiana improves to a 6 6 record

Pacers forward George fined $15K for kicking ball into crowd

Nov 09, 2016 - 11:18 AM

George apologized for his actions and said after the game he expected to be fined

FINED. Paul George of the Indiana Pacers is fined for kicking a ball to the crowd. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

NBA star Paul George will visit French gymnast with broken leg

Aug 09, 2016 - 1:47 PM

After going through a similar broken leg injury in 2014 George wants to pass along the lessons he learned from his experience to the gymnast

TOUGH BREAK. Samir Ait Said says he will try to return to the Olympics in 2020 after his 2016 campaign ended on an unexpected note. Photo by Tatyana Zenkovich/EPA

Pacers, Nuggets to play regular season NBA game in London

Jul 29, 2016 - 12:42 PM

The NBA will return to London for a seventh regular season game in January

PRACTICE. Paul George participates in first full workout since breaking his leg in August 2014. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Paul George is the cover player for NBA 2K17

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:40 AM

NBA 2K will also have a special Legend Edition of the newest version featuring Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant on the cover