We’re mostly about moving on from the Paul George era here at 8 Points, 9 Seconds, but if you can do petty this well — and make Victor Oladipo look good — we support you.
While I’ve urged Indiana Pacers fans to move on from the Paul George era — to let these Indiana Pacers be themselves — I still have a strong appreciation for pettiness done right.
Especially when it is done with a sense of humor.
I’d like to share CaptainSolo87’s masterpiece on YouTube. Watch and be in awe of their handiwork.
This is how you troll a former player.
Strangely, this was posted over a month ago but received little attention. But with George’s first game back at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, it started to be shared on Twitter.
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I’ll still say I mostly don’t care much for the Paul George clutch debate as many games he won before the final possession. That said, it is still true he never hit a proper game-winner in an Indiana Pacers uniform.
Which is why from the moment Gatorade made the original commercial, even Pacers fans were joking about the fact PG never actually hit this sort of shot.
And the fact Victor Oladipo already has two true game-winners (one over the San Antonio Spurs, one over the Chicago Bulls) is another reason fans are falling in love with Indiana’s new star so quickly.
We’re only 27 games into his first season in Indiana, and Oladipo is creating a legacy for himself. He is the clutch hero, the stat-stuffer, the Hoosier who came home. He is everything the Pacers could want from their best player.
An added bonus of the Dipo-revolution is that Myles Turner doesn’t have to be “that guy” at 21. Oladipo’s giving him time to learn and grow. Turner already leads the NBA in blocks, so maybe we can relax about where his development is as a player. His day will come.
Until then, the Pacers are Victor Oladipo’s. With two Eastern Conference Player of the Week awards to his name, that’s a good place for them to be in.