Even after all of these years, it's still fun for people in Indiana to bask in the Schadenfreude of the Knicks.
New York is off to a horrid 5-15 start, and a loyal fan's rant video following their 41-point loss to the Celtics over the weekend has gone viral. Check it out (NSFW):
(NOTE: My favorite part was the "We lost to a first-year coach from f*ckin' Butler, Indiana!" at the 1:12 mark.)
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.