Paul George

Paul George

Basketball Player

Paul Clifton Anthony George is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. Nicknamed "PG-13", he is a seven-time NBA All-Star and six-time member of the All-NBA Team, as well as a four-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Team.

Full Name
May 2, 1990
6′ 8″
Net Worth


Paul George was born on May 2, 1990, in Palmdale, California. His zodiac sign is Taurus and he is of African-American ethnicity. He is the son of Paulette and Paul George Sr., and his parents were very supportive of his basketball ambitions from an early age. He attended Knight High School where he was a three-time all-league honoree in basketball and also played football. 

    In 2009, George declared for the NBA Draft, but decided to withdraw his name before the deadline. Instead, he chose to attend Fresno State University to play college basketball. He had a successful freshman season at Fresno State, averaging 16.8 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game and 3.0 assists per game for the Bulldogs. 

    After two seasons at Fresno State, George declared for the 2010 NBA Draft and was selected 10th overall by the Indiana Pacers. During his first three seasons with the Pacers, he showed steady improvement while becoming one of the most promising young players in the league. In 2013–14, George earned his first All-Star selection and was named to the All-NBA Third Team and All-Defensive Second Team as well as finishing third in MVP voting after leading Indiana to 56 wins and its second consecutive Central Division title. 

    In 2014–15, George suffered a devastating leg injury during a USA Basketball intrasquad scrimmage that forced him to miss most of that season; however he came back stronger than ever in 2015–16 when he won Most Improved Player honors after leading Indiana back into playoff contention with 23.1 points per game on .461 shooting from beyond the arc (the highest 3pt percentage ever among players attempting at least 500 3s). 

    After seven seasons with Indiana, George was traded to Oklahoma City Thunder prior to 2017–18 season where he formed a formidable duo with Russell Westbrook that led them to two Western Conference finals appearances in 2018 & 2019. In July 2019, George opted out of his contract with OKC and became an unrestricted free agent signing with the Los Angeles Clippers later that month where he currently plays alongside Kawhi Leonard forming one of the best duos in the league today.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1990</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Paul George is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On May 2, 1990, Paul George was born in Palmdale, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">High School Graduation</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Graduates from Knight High School in Palmdale, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Attends Fresno State</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Attends Fresno State University and plays college basketball for one season.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2010</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Declares for NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Declares for the 2010 NBA Draft and is selected 10th overall by the Indiana Pacers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2013</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named NBA All-Star</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Becomes an All-Star for the first time in his career.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2017</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Oklahoma City Thunder</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named to All-NBA Team</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Named to the All-NBA Third Team alongside teammates Russell Westbrook and Steven Adams.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Paul George is an inspiration to many young athletes. His story of overcoming adversity and becoming an NBA All-Star is a great example for aspiring athletes everywhere. He is also a great role model for how to handle success with humility.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's a Great Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Paul George is a great basketball player. He has won multiple awards, including being named the NBA All-Star MVP in 2014. He also led the Indiana Pacers to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2013 and 2014.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Paul George Gives Back to the Community</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Paul George has been heavily involved in the community, both during and after his playing career. He has established foundations and programs that are dedicated to helping children reach their full potential. He also regularly visits schools and talks about the importance of education.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Won an NBA Championship</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Paul George won the 2020 NBA championship with the Los Angeles Lakers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Named to All-NBA Teams Nine Times</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Paul George has been named to nine All-NBA teams throughout his career and was the first player in Thunder history to make the All-NBA First Team.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Member of the Olympic Team</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Paul George was a member of the 2016 US Olympic team, where he helped lead the team to a gold medal victory.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Won an ESPY Award</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2013 Paul George won an ESPY award for Best NBA Player after being nominated alongside LeBron James and Kevin Durant.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> High School Dunk Contest Champ</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Paul George won the 2007 McDonald's All American High School Dunk Contest. He is one of only two players to win both the high school dunk contest and the NBA Slam Dunk Contest.</p></div>


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