‘I can’t worry about that’: LA Clippers’ Paul George overcoming ongoing playoff criticism

Shortly before the comeback effort became official, the Los Angeles Clippers’ coaching staff dapped up Paul George.

The Clippers were moments away from cementing a 166-102 win over Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Monday, and the implications went beyond closing the Suns’ series lead to 3-2 and forcing a Game 6 in Los Angeles on Wednesday. George finished with a postseason career-high 41 points while shooting 15-of-20 from the field, 3-of-6 from 3-point range and 8-of-8 from the free-throw line along with 13 rebounds and six assists in 41 minutes.

So Clippers coach Tyronn Lue and his assistants embraced George with daps and encouraging words.

“A lot of MF’s and bleep this and bleep that,” George mused.

Therefore, Lue respectfully declined to share his message to George presumably to keep those conversations private. Still, Lue somewhat tipped his hand, addressing the season-long criticism George has fielded for last season’s playoff struggles and occasional hiccups during this rollercoaster postseason run.

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