HoopsHype Paul George rumors

October 17, 2014 Updates

NBA star Paul George and his Queens ex-stripper baby mama are close to finalizing a “joint parenting, joint decision-making” resolution over their 5-month-old daughter, his lawyer said. The Indiana Pacers forward had been locked in a nasty custody battle with Daniela Rajic, who brought a paternity suit against him when baby Olivia was born last May. But on Thursday, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper joked it was a “love fest” between the parents and said he was pleased to see them chatting before the hearing began. New York Post

October 16, 2014 Updates

Scott Agness: Paul George met his 5-month-old daughter, Olivia, for the 1st time. RT @Paul George: In love and blessed!! My baby girl! instagram.com/p/uOmjYrHMln/ Twitter @ScottAgness

Basketball star Paul George and the mother of his baby girl made peace Thursday in a Manhattan courtroom after previously battling over paternity, custody and child support issues. George, 24, said, “I’m extremely excited” at the prospect of holding 5-month-old Olivia for the first time Thursday afternoon. “I am expecting to take full responsibility and to own up to being the dad,” the Indiana Pacers small forward said after the hearing. New York Daily News

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Doctors have instructed Paul George to start putting weight on his broken right leg and have cleared him to do upper body weightlifting. Coach Frank Vogel provided the update Thursday at the team's annual golf outing near Indianapolis Motor Speedway. ESPN.com

September 24, 2014 Updates

A New York Supreme Court judge said Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George is delaying a paternity hearing, according to a New York Post article posted Tuesday. An attorney for George, however, denied any suggestions that the 24-year-old is a "deadbeat dad." George has contested the lawsuit brought against him in New York by Daniela Rajic, the mother of nearly 5-month-old Olivia George, with his own petition in Florida, which also seeks to determine paternity. Indianapolis Star

George, who had given Rajic financial support before the birth and paid for a private room in a New York hospital for the delivery of the baby, requests that if he is not the custodial parent, the court award Rajic an amount "less than Florida's child support guidelines," according to the petition. Also, George seeks to provide for the child's medical and dental insurance coverage. "What deadbeat dads do is run away from their responsibilities," Mulrain said. "(George) is trying to embrace them." Indianapolis Star

September 23, 2014 Updates

A Manhattan judge slammed NBA All-Star Paul George for being a deadbeat dad in a searing paternity ruling, The Post has learned. “Even though it is all but certain that [George] is the father of the 5-month-old baby girl at the center of this case,” Justice Matthew Cooper writes, “he has gone to every length imaginable to avoid taking responsibility for his actions.” New York Post

September 18, 2014 Updates

Unprompted, Krzyzewski brought up the columnist's insinuation that Krzyzewski had arranged for someone to take a photograph of Krzyzewski embracing an injured Paul George in George's hospital room — to both deflect attention from the NBA "losing a $100 million star in a worthless scrimmage" and "for all those moms and dads to see the compassion and caring of Duke's coach." Unprompted, Krzyzewski explained what had happened leading up to that photo. "That was a really bad thing, to bring up Paul George," Krzyzewski said. "After he was injured, USA Basketball was in the trauma room — me, Jerry (Colangelo), a bunch of NBA people and whatever. There were too many people there, so they asked for only the family and the doctors. We went back. A few of the people from USA Basketball left that morning. I was staying with my family for a couple of days. USA Today Sports

"I went back to the hospital the next day secretly. ESPN had cameras in front of the hospital. We were able to go through the back and go in. I spent a half hour with Paul, his mom, dad, two sisters, a couple of friends and his girlfriend. There was an emotional moment during it. I did not take any pictures. I did not know a picture was taken. I think his sister took a picture and she tweeted it because it was an emotional scene. "To say that I orchestrated that and used Paul George to show that I was a good guy is really wrong. For anybody to think that, if you want to think that, then you are a bad person." USA Today Sports

September 17, 2014 Updates

Police have arrested a man in connection with the April burglary at the Indianapolis home of Indiana Pacers star Paul George. Indianapolis police say 43-year-old Michael Lewis of Whitestown was arrested Wednesday on burglary and theft charges for the April 28 break-in during which George's platinum All-Star ring valued at $15,000 was taken. USA Today Sports

September 15, 2014 Updates

"(George) has a lot to do with (the meaning of the gold)," Irving, who scored 26 points (7-for-7 from three-point range), told USA TODAY Sports. "This whole trip was mainly for Paul. Every single day, not taking anything for granted. It's a devastating thing that happened to one of my good friends. It's crazy, but for us to bring a gold medal back — and knowing he's going to get one — is exciting." USA Today Sports

"It took us to another level relationship-wise," said Irving, who played for Krzyzewski at Duke for a year. "Nobody's invincible, but one thing we can do is come together as a team and we did a great job of that. Every single day, for however many coach said it was, 50 days or something like that. I've gotten to know all these guys and this is something I'm going to remember the rest of my life." USA Today Sports

Krzyzewski's players, meanwhile, could be seen hugging, strutting and dancing incessantly in various corners of the building Sunday night, savoring every second of a gold-medal ride that, judging by the pride and joy they displayed, wasn't nearly as simple as the Americans' stack of nine lopsided box scores would suggest. "PG, this is for you," Team USA forward Rudy Gay told the ESPN camera, joining in the tributes to the fallen George as he cradled the championship trophy from the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. ESPN.com

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Bird released a strongly worded statement later in the morning, saying the team spoke to George about his remarks. "Paul George's tweets from earlier were thoughtless and without regard to the subject of domestic violence and its seriousness in society," Bird's statement read. "We have talked to Paul to strongly express our displeasure and made it clear that the NBA and the Pacers' organization will not condone or tolerate remarks of this nature. Paul understands that he was wrong and why his tweets were so inappropriate and is very apologetic." ESPN.com

September 11, 2014 Updates

Statement from Paul George: "I want to apologize to all victims of domestic abuse for my insensitive tweets. They were obviously without proper understanding of the seriousness of the situation and I sincerely regret my poor choice of words."‎ NBA.com

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