Paul George is an American professional basketball player who plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He currently plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder as their small forward. Over his nine-season career span, he has only played with one other team which is the Indiana Pacers.
What is Paul George’s claim to fame?
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A member of the Oklahoma City Thunder wearing the number 13 shirt.
Has been a four-time NBA All-Star, a member of the NBA All-NBA Team three times, and a member of the NBA All-Defensive Team three times.
Paul George was born in which country?
Paul George was born Paul Clifton Anthony George in Palmdale, California. He is of African-American ancestry and a citizen of the United States. Paul George Sr. (father) and Paulette George (mother) are his parents (mother). He grew up alongside his two older sisters, Teiosha, who is a basketball player, and Portal, who is a volleyball player.
He attended Knight High School and Fresno State University in Palmdale, California. He was rated the most exciting player in the West region when he was a college basketball player.
When did Paul George plan to try a career in basketball?
Paul George began his professional basketball career after being drafted by the Indiana Pacers in the 2010 NBA draft. He has been involved in the sports sector since 2010 and continues to be so. On 1 July 2010, he signed a two-year, $3.9 million deal with the Pacers. He made his debut in the game against the San Antonio Spurs, playing 23 minutes and scoring four points. He is one of only two rookies from the 2010 NBA draft to earn a place in the team’s starting lineup; the other is Landry Fields of the ‘New York Knicks.’ He was chosen to play in the NBA All-Star Weekend’s Slam Dunk Contest and Rising Stars Challenge.
He was dubbed the ‘NBA Player of the Week’ in 2012-13 after winning three consecutive games against Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Detroit. He was also dubbed the ‘NBA’s Most Improved Player’ at the season’s conclusion.
George’s contract was extended by the Pacers on 25 September 2013, electing him to be their designated player, and he is still with the team. He was also chosen to represent the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where he won a gold medal.
The Pacers traded George to the Oklahoma City Thunder after the 2016 season in exchange for Victor Oladipp and Domantas Sabonis. George made his Thunders debut on October 19, 2017 in the team’s season opener.
The Thunders finished the 2017 season 47-35. Paul George finished the season with an average of 21.9 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists. George re-signed with the Thunders on July 6, 2018, to a four-year, $137 million deal.
Who is Paul George’s girlfriend?
Reflecting on the personal life of Paul George, he is in a relationship with model Jessica Burciaga. They started dating in December 2013 and still, they are living a happy relationship. There isn’t any solid proof that leads towards his married life and children but he was sued by Daniela Rajic claiming he was the father of her child. He had an encounter with Daniela Rajic in the year 2013.
How much is Paul George’s net worth?
Paul George’s current net worth is estimated to be more than $40 million. George who signed a $137 million contract extension with the Thunders in 2018, has an average salary of $34.25 million annually.
George has so far made earnings of $111,461,489 in his 9 NBA seasons. He has received fines of $175,000 in his whole career. Further, he adds a tremendous sum to his net worth through endorsement deals with various brands including Nike.
Aside from his financial earnings, his personal assets like the $2.2 million California house of his is also taken into account while estimating his net worth.
How tall is Paul George?
Observing his body statistics, Paul has a height of 6 feet 9 inches. His body weighs 100kg. He has black hair and dark brown eyes. Further, his body measures 42-35-15 inches include chest, waist, and biceps.
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