It happened again! Another injury in the NBA to a superstar player that will most likely sideline him for at least a year. I don’t know if it’s just me but I feel robbed over the last few years and so should NBA fans. Paul George has just been added to the list of big name players to go down with an injury that will sideline him for all of next year. Obviously this is not his fault, but it completely eliminates the Indiana Pacers from contention in the Eastern Conference and cheats us fans of some great basketball in the upcoming year.
Like other people who are fans of the NBA I was really looking forward to this year. With Lebron going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Derrick Rose finally returning from the multitude of injuries that have plagued him over the past few seasons, Kobe just being Kobe and Brook Lopez coming back from foot surgery, this year was set up for fireworks. I don’t want to say the Paul George injury ruined that because that’s a little dramatic, but it definitely put a damper on things. The Pacers were suppose to contend in the East in a three team race between them, the Chicago Bulls and the Cleveland Cavaliers, but now that race has been trimmed to two.
The table was set for a dog fight in the Central Division this year with George, Rose and James, battling it out on a night to night basis for Eastern Conference supremacy and that has all been taken away. In an ironic twist of fate, when D-Rose was starting to look like his old super-human self again, showing flashes of his video game athleticism and teasing us with his mind blowing speed, the basketball gods played a cruel joke on us all in the form of a compound fracture.
It is sad to see such a great talent like Paul George have to deal with such a gruesome injury and as a fan I wish him a full and speedy recovery. Until that day comes, all I or anybody else can do is wonder what could have been if Paul George had landed routinely on both feet.