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Paul George’s Surprising Revelation About Floyd Mayweather Jr: ‘Floyd Visited Me in the Hospital Every Day’

HOUSTON, TEXAS - NOVEMBER 02: Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers controls the ball during the first half against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center on November 02, 2022 in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images) LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 07: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Oklahoma City Thunder at Crypto.com Arena on February 07, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

People may have negative opinions about Floyd Mayweather Jr., but not Paul George. 

In a segment on the Podcast P show, the Los Angeles Clippers star revealed a surprising side to the flamboyant boxer only a few have had the privilege to see.

“Shout out Floyd, bro. Floyd is my guy. Floyd, no BS, was there every day. He pulled up on me every… And I was in the hospital for a week I wanna say. Bro, I saw Floyd every day… He’s bringing me soul food, come in there chopping up with me, chopping up with my folks on some real humble s**t.

I love Floyd for that.”

Paul George on Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Boxing fans and pundits have heavily criticized Mayweather Jr. for many things. They feel the undefeated retired boxer dodges the hard fights and cashes in on the easy ones. 

Mayweather Jr.’s claim as the best boxer ever, even better than Muhammad Ali, Rocky Marciano, and Joe Louis, obviously rubs people the wrong way. He believes he is better than these greats because he’s undefeated and beat more world champions. But despite these unpopular statements, Mayweather Jr. is an exceptional friend, as George related. 

Paul George’s Leg Injury

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 01: Paul George #29 of the 2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team is tended to as he lies on the court after badly injuring his leg defending a play during a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The rest of the exhibition was cancelled after the injury. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

As for George, the eight-time NBA All-Star suffered a horrific right leg injury in a Team USA scrimmage in 2014. He fractured his knee’s tibia and fibula after challenging a James Harden layup. George’s leg was caught in the stanchion, resulting in a gruesome injury.

It was around this time that George, then with the Indiana Pacers, had a relatively lengthy stay in the hospital. He posted a picture with him and Mayweather Jr. on Instagram with the caption: “Appreciate the champ @floydmayweather visiting me in the hospital.. Gave me some great advice and kept my spirits high!! Appreciate you once again big bro!”

Since then, George made a successful recovery. He was named an NBA All-Star eight more times and has never averaged less than 21.5 points per game in a season ever since.