Paul George was unable to maintain his “whatever” moment after his season ended on Wednesday night.
After the Suns defeated the Clippers 130-103 in Game 6 and sent them home, George Kavi said the case would end differently if Leonard was not injured.
“We kept going,” George said after Game 6, when asked if Leonard had played.
Leonard missed all the finals of the Western Conference after bending his right knee in Game 4 of the second round series against the Jazz.
“This series would be very different,” George said. “Talk about one of the best players in the league being out, but we had a few inches left to get to the next round.
“So what really happens?” The thing is, we didn’t try hard enough to win and that’s why we have to go home, ”George explained.
Leonard, meanwhile, has been silent since his knee injury. He did not travel with the Clippers in the conference finals and instead stayed in LA for treatment. He watched the first two home games of a high-profile LA in the center of Staples until he sat on the 6th game bench.
No matter how things ended for the clipmakers, the team led by George spent their moments in a difficult season. The Clippers are the only team in NBA history to overcome a 2-0 deficit twice in a season.
Personally, he showed leadership without George Leonard, as well as showing mental resilience as he struggled with the legend that he was not a post-season player – something that was observed after the NBA Bubbles season, which contributed to the Clippers ’3-pointer. ‘shgan. 1 way to the nuggets.
After losing to Phoenix on Wednesday, said George he “never understood” the narration.
“I am that person. Like all of us, I was obsessed with things. It makes me no different from the next person. I’m short again, ‘he admitted. “I am proud of what we have done as a team. My kindness was not enough. ”
After the NBA bubble, George later said he was “in a dark place” and experienced anxiety and depression when he was isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Reflecting George and K’s rise and fall season, the Suns made their way to the NBA Finals – the first appearance for 36-year-old Phoenix keeper Chris Paul.
The Suns will face the winner of the Hawks-Bucks series, which ended in a 2-2 draw.