As Team USA continues their run to the FIBA World Cup, Paul George’s freak injury during the USA Basketball Showcase is still resonating among fans and players around the league.
Recently, Golden State Warriors guard and Team USA member Stephen Curry sat down with Dime Magazine for a Q&A about a myriad of topics.
One of those topics happened to be regarding George’s injury and if he was able to see happen:
Dime: Did you know, right away [that he broke it so severely]?
SC: I saw the play happen. I didn’t know right away he broke it, but I saw him land. It’s one of those things where you look, and ‘wait a minute, something’s not right.’ Immediately it registers like that, like ‘oh God.’ It shook most guys up, but I think Coach K handled it the best way he could. When we get back to Chicago tomorrow and get ready to play Brazil and get some exhibition games going, I think we’ll be fine, just — you know any time you play basketball there’s a risk you can get hurt. That was such freak deal that, you can’t — we gotta try our best not to have it in our minds when we play.
Hopefully, George’s injury will be a rallying point for this squad moving forward.
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