The Indiana Pacers have been in a free fall since the early part of the NBA’s second half of the season, this after storming through during the first half.
The struggles have continued into the NBA’s postseason as the Pacers, despite being a number one seed, are facing elimination by the Atlanta Hawks.
Paul George recently told me that he’s felt like a “target.” It’s times like this when you see exactly what life is like as a rising star
George certainly hit a funk during the second half of the season though has been more than adequate during the first round of the NBA playoffs and certainly isn’t to blame for the Pacers poor play.
That said, as a star you not only get the glory when things go well but also the wrath when things begin to falter.