Paul George Shares His Hot Take on Domestic Violence


Where’s David West when a teammate needs to be smacked? Really, what are you thinking, Paul George? Why are you gonna wake up on a Thursday morning and start twittering off on some nonsense you don’t know a thing about?

Here were a few views George thought the world would like to hear this morning.


Well, OK, that one is actually some insightful commentary.

The rest were not and have since been deleted, but here is one he wrote, courtesy of SB Nation’s Tom Ziller.

"I don’t condone hittin women or think it’s coo BUT if SHE ain’t trippin then I ain’t trippin.. Lets keep it movin lol let that man play!— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) September 11, 2014"

And another.

"If you in a relationship and a woman hit you first and attacking YOU.. Then you obviously ain’t beatin HER. Homie made A bad choice! #StayUp"

— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) September 11, 2014

He later apologized for the nonsense.

The comments compelled Pacers president Larry Bird to issue a formal comment as well.

“Paul George’s tweets from earlier were thoughtless and without regard to the subject of domestic violence and its seriousness in society,” said Bird in a statement. “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.”

Homie made a bad choice, is basically what the Pacers are saying about their young, injured star. Maybe he’s still poppin’ those opiates, they may as well have added.

I’m not gonna sit here and mansplain the specifics of why PG’s tweets were dumb. Because we already have enough views today from an uninformed person with no understanding of domestic violence running his mouth in public on the topic for no damn reason.

Which is where we are in society, I guess.

My Twitter time line rarely falls off into this level of ignorance, but it’s usually steady full of people adding their two cents to the day’s story du jour.  Apparently people — especially young people — think the world wants to hear their “take” the day’s news.

Well let me make it clear to Paul and many others: No. No, we do not. We do not care about your thoughts on a topic you don’t know anything about.

Next time you feel the need to share it, just put the phone down and go watch some cartoons or eat an apple.

Or read a book.

Seriously, stop it. Nobody cares. You don’t need to have a public take on everything. I’m sure you’re bored, PG, but stop sharing your nonsense to the world.