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Paul George Says That Being ‘Injury Prone’ Is His Legacy With The Los Angeles Clippers

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Paul George acknowledged his complex legacy in his time with the Los Angeles Clippers. George recognized how the injuries he had sustained had hurt him from reaching the potential he believed that he had.

George opened up in an interview with Andrew Grief of the Los Angeles Times. He stated that injuries have held him back since he joined the Clippers in 2019.

“My legacy here is just haven’t been able to finish, I think in a lot of ways, injury prone, inability to finish. So can’t even say that — like, I never go into a summer like, ‘Hey, what do I need to work on to get better.'”

Paul George

Kawhi Leonard and George were projected to lead the Clippers to a title during their time together. Sadly, nothing has come to fruition. The honesty from George is something that can be appreciated though. However, things may be turning for the Clippers organization.

Both Leonard and George are entering the season on a healthy note. The talent on the Clippers team has never been an issue. However, the injury bug has been quite a problem. If the Clippers can remain healthy though, they will be a force to be reckoned with out West.

They also have depth when it comes to pieces outside of their two stars. Russell Westbrook has had a great impact on the team. They also have Terrance Mann to help bring their team together. This could very well be the season that things fall their way.

George and Leonard staying healthy will ultimately be the deciding factor though. Both of them are elite players on the defensive side of the ball with the ability to score all over the court. Yet again, expectations for the Clippers will be high.