HoopsHype Paul George rumors

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Indiana Pacers star forward Paul George is being sued by a former stripper who claims he is the father of her month-old baby girl. Daniela Rajic, 24, gave birth to daughter Olivia on May 1, and on Wednesday she filed a paternity suit against George in Manhattan Family Court. George, 24, and Rajic were reportedly an item for a short time last summer. Daily Mail

May 28, 2014 Updates
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An audience of reporters wanted his thoughts about the loss. George, instead, shared his commentary on what he and several other Pacers believed truly doomed them: Miami made 30-of-34 free throws while Indiana went to the line a total of 17 times. "Looking at the stat sheet, we outplayed them," George said. "You got to give them credit. They won this game at the free throw line. They really just were able to get to the line more than we were, but I thought we outplayed them tonight." Indianapolis Star

Then, George turned up the volume, and certainly the NBA will hear this. "I mean, you can't tell me we don't attack the basket as much as they attack the basket," George said. "You can't tell me we're not aggressive. Maybe we're too aggressive. But I feel like we're just as aggressive as they are attacking the basket and making plays at the rim. Maybe this was just home cooking." Indianapolis Star

And yet, the gloom of this reality was overshadowed by several players' perception that they had been unfairly officiated while fighting for their season inside AmericanAirlines Arena. "We've got to figure out a way to get shots that we want," forward David West said. "We've got to do a better job of finishing, adjusting to the new rules and being able to get to the free throw line a little bit more than we did. We just have to play a better game." Indianapolis Star

May 26, 2014 Updates
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Paul George was cleared medically by the Pacers on Friday and the NBA and is expected to play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat were counting on it anyway. George, Indiana’s best player, suffered a concussion in Game 2 on Tuesday and has not fully practiced since. He has been improving, though, and the Pacers released a statement saying he will go through Saturday morning’s shootaround at AmericanAirlines Arena and “barring any unforeseen complications” will be ready for Saturday’s game (8:30 p.m., ESPN). Palm Beach Post

Pacers star Paul George has not yet been cleared to play after being diagnosed with a concussion. George said Friday at practice that he feels like he is 100 percent after he was injured Tuesday during the Game 2 loss to Miami that evened the Eastern Conference finals at 1-1. But he and coach Frank Vogel say George still must complete the NBA's concussion protocol before he can play Saturday night at Miami in Game 3. USA Today Sports

Q. Any lasting effects like blurred vision or anything to that extent? PAUL GEORGE: "No. Everything has been pretty good so far." Q. What have the less couple days been like for you as you try to fight back from this concussion? PAUL GEORGE: "I mean, just going through all the stuff that I need to go through to get cleared, battling through that as well as trying to stay sharp at the same time. So it's a little bit of both. It's been a rough two days, but I've been able to rest a little bit this week." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Q. How many tests have you gone through so far? Have you done some of them? PAUL GEORGE: "Yeah, I did about two or three tests so far. Just a little bit of stuff left in order to be cleared." Q. How many more do you have to do? Do you know? PAUL GEORGE: "I'm not even sure." Q. How long have you been symptom free? PAUL GEORGE: "About two days now. I mean, right after it happened, I was kind of just hitting the last stages of it, but we had to go through the whole protocol to make sure I was good." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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