Paul George Finding Comfort in Uncomfortable Role with New-Look Pacers

December 8th, 2015 by Kevin Ding Leave a reply »

INDIANAPOLIS — Unfair as it might be just to assume, physical recovery should happen—from the ugly injuries, too.

With the very best medical advancements and the experience elite athletes have in healing and believing in their bodies their whole lives, a fallen superstar in his mid-20s has every reason to bounce back and get his body working again.

To come back and be as dominant as Paul George has been this season is different.

That's winning the mind game in blowout fashion.

Shortly after George's right leg snapped during a Team USA scrimmage on Aug. 1, 2014, he got his mind past the why-me frustrations and sadness over letting his Pacers teammates down, even expressing confidence on Twitter before entering surgery that very night.

But if you're a star with a previously clean bill of health, you imagine coming back and playing the same way, continuing the career arc you always envisioned. George solely patterned himself after childhood hero Kobe Bryant and saw himself as the next incredible individual gunslinger who was unguardable off the dribble in the half cou ...

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