Are other star players starting to take notice of Paul George?
Before last night's Pacers-Thunder game in Oklahoma City, Kevin Durant instructed his teammates not to talk about George. When prompted by Darnell Mayberry of NewsOK.com, teammate Kendrick Perkins said it's because Durant is "getting tired of hearing about Paul George."
It's hard to think of Durant as a "veteran" but at 25-years old, and in his seventh NBA season, KD humbled George with 36 points and 10 rebounds in Oklahoma City's 118-94 blowout of the Pacers. Rising to challenges is what star players do and regardless of whether it was valid or not, Durant took the matchup with the ascending George personally. According to Mayberry, Durant even turned to press row after checking out with the Thunder holding a twenty-point lead and said, "Write about that."
There has been a lot of talk about where Paul George ranks among the NBA's best players. You could absolutely argue that he's top-three, especially given his performance so far this season, while some have argued only LeBron James - the unquestioned best - is his superior.
If we were talking fashion-sense, Durant would be lower on the list
Durant responded to his spot among the NBA's elite being threatened last night. With a Finals appearance on his resume, the top spot on the NBA's scoring list (28.9 ppg), and his Thunder team at 15-4, it appears he was eager to remind everyone of his (and George's) place.
Seven-time Mustard Belt champion Joey Chestnut graced us with his presence today officiate our very own St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Contest. If you've never had the world famous St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail, they put enough horseradish in their sauce to put down an actual horse.
Chestnut was ecstatic over my victory... a little too ecstatic.
Joey is in town trying to eat 13 pounds (about 130-140 shrimp) in tomorrow's St. Elmo Shrimp Cocktail Eating Championship as part of the Big Ten Football title game weekend here in Indy. Thanks to St. Elmo's for providing the goods - check out the video below to see my stirring triumph!