Paul George is often hailed as one of the best in the wing player role. Recently, Brandon Miller, the 2nd overall pick for the Charlotte Hornets in 2023, boldly declared George as his greatest of all time (GOAT) after joining the team owned by Michael Jordan. Fans on Reddit have gone viral by pointing out how George now asserts himself as the best ball handler among wing players. However, this statement undermines the achievements of other wings like Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and LeBron James.
Paul George, standing at 6ft 8″, is undeniably exceptional at handling the ball as a wing player. Nevertheless, a passionate debate has been ignited among fans on Reddit, with some disregarding or supporting George’s claim. Many comments also mock George for his audacious assertion and controversial statement.
Paul George says he has the best handle of any “wing” player ever. Is this true?
by u/ChosenDonu in nba
Paul George controversially claiming to be the best ball handler as a wing goes viral on Reddit
u/ChosenDonu’s Reddit post on r/nba revealed that Paul George claims to be the best handle among wing players ever. PG13 compared himself to basketball legends Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, and Michael Jordan, who are some of the greatest wings.
This remark sparked controversy and triggered a heated debate in the post’s comments. Some users countered by listing other wings they believed were superior to PG13, while others pointed out specific flaws in George’s ball-handling abilities, undermining his claim. For instance, u/lugubrea mentioned PG’s inconsistency and tendency to lose the ball in traffic when dribbling.
by u/lugubrea from discussion Paul George says he has the best handle of any “wing” player ever. Is this true?
u/BUNSHICHI asserts that Paul George is not the top dribbler or ball handler on his team, the Los Angeles Clippers. However, the user praises Kawhi Leonard’s skills in dribbling over PG13.
by u/BUNSHICHl from discussion Paul George says he has the best handle of any “wing” player ever. Is this true?
Other users in the comments have praised LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant for their skill in penetrating the paint and scoring points. These players’ basketball prowess is evident from their achievements and statistics.
Several injuries down the line have plagued Paul George’s playing career
Paul George’s career would have been amazing if injuries didn’t hamper him. Since the 2014-15 season, PG13 suffered many injuries, including knee and hamstring injuries last season.
Last season, Paul George played just 56 games, with an average of 23.8 points and 5.1 assists per game. He recovered from a hamstring injury but then faced knee and leg injuries before the playoffs. Despite being a talented player, his proneness to injuries might have prevented him from reaching the same level as other great wing players.
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