Paul George
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Paul George A.K.A Pandemic P is one of the worst playoff performers of all time. George and the Los Angeles Clippers acted all year long like they were invincible. They thought it was all about them.

After losing Game 7 of the Western Conference Semis to the Denver Nuggets, George started using the cliche “this year wasn’t championship or bust.” Lou “Lemon Pepper,” Williams said that it was a championship or bust year. The contradiction of this team is comical. Let’s not forget when Patrick Beverly and George tried to clown Damian Lillard on twitter, oh man did that backfire.

Paul George is not a Winner

Here’s the issue with the Clippers: the writing was on the wall for this monumental collapse, and it wasn’t even in the Nuggets series. Look at the Mavericks series. Luke Doncic was carving this team by himself. Kristaps Porzingas barely played, and the Clippers needed six games to beat the one-person-show in Luka.

The Clippers have become the only team in recent memory to be so hated while not winning anything. For example, the Warriors in 2015, when they first made the Finals, weren’t hated at all. Sure, for the next few years, they became the most hated in the NBA. But that mantle has been undoubtedly taken by the Clippers.

Pandemic P

Supposedly he is Kawhi’s second fiddle and a top-10 player in the league. George was horrible, an abomination, an embarrassment to even be on an LA team. With the Clippers up 3-1 on the Nuggets, George shot 40%, 44%, and 25% from the field. He was a combined minus 56 in plus/minus.

Game 7 was among the worst performances anyone will ever see, as LA found themselves down 20(!!!) with two minutes to play. Pandemic P was 1-11 in the 4th quarter. And hit the side of the backboard on an open three.

The conversation has officially moved from what George needs to make it to the Finals, to PG13 can’t be on your team if you want to win a championship. George’s whole career has been about barely missing the Finals, taking LeBron and D-Wade to six and seven games back to back years. We now know what the problem wasn’t Roy Hibbert, not Westbrook or Melo, not even Doc Rivers. The problem is George is not a winner.

There are levels to this, and George will likely always be associated with being a good regular season player and not getting it done when it matters most.