The Indiana Pacers’ upcoming season took a huge hit when they lost their best player due to a gruesome injury incurred at a recent USA Basketball scrimmage.
All-Star guard Paul George went up for a routine block against Houston Rockets guard James Harden after a fast-break during the game last week. When George was landing his foot caught between the stanchion and the floor, resulting in his leg snapping in two in brutal fashion.
Everyone around the NBA sent their regards to George, but there was no doubt that he had a long road to recovery ahead of him. With next season all but over for George even before it begun, some players would find it difficult to return to full form.
Paul George is not one of those players, as he has guaranteed that he will come back better than ever, and we are inclined to believe him. One of Paul George’s major sponsors, Nike, recently unveiled their new ad featuring George and it is nothing short of incredible.
Check out the ‘setbacks’ ad from Nike below:
— Nike Basketball (@nikebasketball) August 7, 2014
Talk about motivation. This ad is absolutely immaculate and perfectly exemplifies the type of man and athlete that Paul George is.
We here at FanSided certainly can not wait for George’s comeback, and we are sure neither can you. For now, George will endure treacherous rehab and physical therapy, but his return will make it all worth while.