Podcast P With Paul George: “Paul George on Westbrook, LeBron vs. MJ, & Haircuts”

Podcast P With Paul George: "Paul George on Westbrook, LeBron vs. MJ, & Haircuts"

NBA All-Star Paul George chats MVP Race and LeBron’s Legacy on new podcast, “Podcast P”, from Wave Sports + Entertainment.

Today, we share highlights from the series premiere episode of the latest original podcast from Wave Sports + Entertainment, Podcast P with Paul George – hosted by eight-time NBA All-Star Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers, along with his best friends Jackie Long and Dallas Rutherford.

During the episode, PG gives his thoughts on some of his favorite players in the league including why Jayson Tatum should be getting more consideration in the MVP race, what LeBron’s historic career has meant for players in the league like himself, and the sneaky offensive prowess of former teammate, Patrick Beverly.

Episode Highlights

[16:12] PG ON BEING TAKEN BY SURPRISE WHEN HE LEARNED FORMER TEAMMATE PATRICK BEVERLY USED TO AVERAGE 40 POINTS IN HIGH SCHOOL

Did y’all know Pat Bev averaged like 40 in high school!? He was an offensive player in high school! When he told me that I was like ‘dog, shut up!’”

[18:36] PG SHARES WHY JAYSON TATUM IS HIS FRONTRUNNER FOR MVP

What Tatum is doing is impressive…Went to the finals last year and he could have very well been satisfied with that, but he’s gotten better and his game has gotten better and he’s confident with who he is as a player in this league now and it’s showing…He’s going crazy!!”

[20:15] PG SHARES THOUGHTS ON LEBRON JAMES AND WHAT HE’S DONE FOR THE LEAGUE WITH HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS

What he’s doing is unbelievable with those stats….You look at what Luka [Doncic] is doing being the young version of LeBron, in terms of passing, scoring and rebounding. From a numbers standpoint, Luka could probably catch Bron, but the longevity is what I don’t think people will get to. 20 years of being dominant! … I don’t think nobody will be cut that way to take care of your body, to be that on-point in the media, to be that on-point on the court. He’s a super human!”

[27:20] PG SHARES A PERSONAL STORY ABOUT PLAYING WITH KOBE BRYANT DURING HIS LAST ALL-STAR GAME

It was the dopest shit ever. Because this was Kobe’s last All-Star game and to be a part of that was like, for me being a Kobe fan, it was like – this is a hell of a send off. To play in the last All-Star game that he’s going to be a part of, to be an All-Star, to share this with him, be a part of the festivities… like everything about that All-Star weekend was surreal to me. In my head, this was an opportunity to like go get it, and be the scoring leader. I was getting busy this game. I didn’t initially start it off like, ‘I’m gonna go get it.’ As the game is going, I start making shots, and then I’m in rhythm and I’m like, ‘it’s time’.”

[41:00] PG SHARES HIS THEORY ON PLAYER LOAD MANAGEMENT AND HOW IT COULD BE CONTRIBUTING TO AN INCREASE IN PLAYER INJURIES

This is the most injuries I think we’ve had ever [in a season], it comes from teams not practicing. You don’t practice anymore. And what your body is exposed to now is going from a high day, which is a game, high intensity, tons of load on your body and the next day is down here, and then it’s another tick up and you might play 40, high load on your body, and then another day off. It’s just an imbalance in your body. Back then you practiced hard and guys weren’t getting hurt!”

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All new episodes of “Podcast P” drop every Monday on YouTube and fans can listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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