Paul George defends stars getting preferential treatment from Clippers
Paul George defended the preferential treatment star players receive with the Los Angeles Clippers.
There was talk at various points last year that some Clippers players were upset with the star treatment George and Kawhi Leonard received. A report in January said some Clippers players struggled with the preferential treatment for Kawhi and PG. Another report surfaced in October said the same thing, but focused on Kawhi.
George led the Clippers with 33 points in an opening-night victory over the rival Lakers on Tuesday night. He was interviewed by TNT after the game and asked about the star treatment reports. George defended the practice.
“The dudes that put in the work that built themselves up to be where they at, it’s a reason they get to that level. They know what they need and they know what makes them play at a high level,” George said.
George also hinted that the players who had the issues are no longer with the team.
“Whoever that offends, we ain’t have that history right now in this locker room.”
We have an idea of whom George is talking about with that comment.
George is right in a sense. Yes, players who have put in the work to build themselves into stars should know what type of effort and training they need. At the same time, those players are team leaders and cannot take advantage of the situation nor set bad examples by letting others think they don’t need to work hard.
If Tuesday night’s win is any indication, maybe the Clippers have figured things out this season.