Paul George underwent successful surgery after fracturing his right tibia and fibula in a Team USA exhibition. The devastating injury will likely sideline him for the entirety of the 2014-2015 season, effectively crushing the once-high hopes of the Indiana Pacers.
Seeing one of the game’s best players fall victim to such a gut-wrenching injury is hard to stomach. If there’s anything positive to be taken from the situation, it’s the overwhelming support George’s colleagues have shown.
Social media has been flooded with well wishes from around the league.
He’s also already received in-hospital visits from a wide range of supporters, including Mike Krzyzewski, who shared in this tender moment, and Floyd Mayweather.
This is the amazing man Coach K is. Been there. Coaching beyond basketball. pic.twitter.com/GQQfEyEdM4“
— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) August 3, 2014
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) August 3, 2014