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Paul George Suggests Blame For Playoff Collapse Does Not Fall On Players

In a normal NBA season, there are many months between the NBA Finals and the start of the next season. This gives both fans and players the time to reflect and move on from a previous defeat. In 2020, the NBA world is given approximately two months to digest the NBA bubble, free agency, and trades before the next season. This jam-packed schedule has resulted in a plethora of news stories in a short amount of time.

SportsCastr News NBA’s Guillermo Kyosuke and Simeon Russell talk Paul George and the recent blockbuster trade in the NBA. Article courtesy of ClutchPoints NBA

SportsCastr News NBA’s Guillermo Kyosuke and Simeon Russell discussed some of the top stories in the NBA over the past week. Guillermo opened up the stream by analyzing Paul George’s comments in an interview yesterday. Throughout the interview, George partially blamed his Clippers’ loss in the playoffs on former coach, Doc Rivers.

On his SportsCastr stream, Guillermo was surprised to hear George, who scored 10 points in a pivotal Game 7 loss against the Nuggets, place the blame on his coach. In the waning hours of the Clippers’ defeat in the Western Conference Semifinals, most fans and talking heads blamed George and his teammate Kawhi Leonard for blowing their series. Montrezl Harrell, now with the Los Angeles Lakers, led the Clippers in scoring on the game with 20 points.

Now with the 76ers, Doc Rivers will attempt to reach the playoffs with the third team of his coaching career. After keeping their core of Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid intact over the offseason, it seems that Doc is confident in his ability to be a contender in the Eastern Conference. Meanwhile in the West, George will have an opportunity to prove that Rivers was the main reason for LA’s demise.

If there is justice in the world, the Clippers and Sixers will meet in the 2021 NBA Finals. While there are countless intriguing storylines across the NBA, the saga of Paul George and Doc Rivers’ feud dates back many years, even before George joined the Clippers. While they may have fallen short last year, there is no doubt that the LA Clippers will return with a vengeance in this upcoming season.

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