For the second time in Game 6, Paul George threw a nonchalant, awful behind-the-back pass. This second one was particularly egregious, leading to the unacceptable “home run” turnovers that David West said were a big part of the Pacers’ downfall in Game 5.
So what happened next?
As you can see above, David West nearly sent the five-year-max-contract, All-NBA guy to bed without supper. Yup. Paul George getting Mario Chalmers’ed out here on national television.
Now, West has the leadership role on this team and the general status within our agreed-upon civilization to talk like this to whomever he choses. But in a third quarter in which he scored 10 points and grabbed 4 points, he was more than in the right to speak up here to give some criticism that was more than warranted.