The incredible performance of NBA superstar Paul George put the LA Clipper’s victory against the Huston Rockets. Paul George is just the 8th player in the history of the NBA to have at least 35 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, and six steals in a single game.
Both teams have struggled in the early going of the 2022 NBA season, with the Rockets entering this matchup looking to snap a three-game losing streak and the Clippers entering the game hoping to end a four-game slide. Kawhi Leonard(knee) remains out for the Clippers.
Coming to this NBA season, Leonard (knee) has only played in two games — for a total of 42 minutes — out of the six so far. George has missed a game already as well due to illness, but even when he’s played he hasn’t performed at the level we’ve grown accustomed to with him.
But, on Monday night, Paul George gave an exceptionally remarkable performance with his 40-point, 6 rebounds, and 6 assist explosion. George has yet to score more than 16 points in any other outing.
George had one thought during the game winner: “Put ourselves in a position to win the game.”
“I take full responsibility for our record right now.”
After scoring 35 points Paul George said, “I haven’t been playing well… I wanted to be a leader tonight. Be aggressive, be a leader.”
Paul George’s Stats in last match against Huston Rockets
- Points : 35
- Rebounds :9
- Assists : 8
- Steals : 6
- Blocks : 2
- FG : 58%
- 5/10 3 PM
Paul George in last 87 seconds:— Law Murray 🎃 (@LawMurrayTheNU) November 1, 2022
– defensive rebound
– assist to Zubac dunk
– game-tying 3
– steal of Gordon
– game-winning FG
– defensive rebound
George is giving away $3 m for free mental therapy
Mental health is a serious issue in today’s society. Many NBA players also have previously spoken about mental health. The Clippers star will collaborate with BetterHelp, the world’s largest online therapy platform, to help people better manage their mental health.
For NBA superstar Paul George, the money might not have ever been a burden, but figuring out how to address his mental health needs certainly was. With his new partnership with BetterHelp, he’s looking to take on both issues to reinforce his commitment to his journey and help others, especially Black men, get started on theirs as well.
Never let anyone judge you for taking care of your mental health. Through the good times and the bad times, it’s so important. I’m giving away a free month of therapy through @betterhelp. Head to https://t.co/1453sLZEQz to give it a try. #sponsored pic.twitter.com/esfYeLKtPp— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) October 25, 2022
“Mental health is just as important as physical health to me. I can be in the best physical shape of my life but if my mental health is lacking, it won’t make a difference.” — Paul George in a press release provided to Alex Kennedy of BasketballNews.com
George told people that discussing mental health is “a tough conversation” for most men, but “especially in the African American community, it’s always been a stigma.”
“We’re so taught to keep our emotions in and work through them ourselves, that you think you’re weak if you need help,” he continued.