Paul George’s Home Burglarized During Game 5 Loss

As if life wasn’t tough enough on Paul George right now. After coming out blazing the first half of this season, George has taken a major decline since the NBA’s All-Star Break. As if the Hawks’ sound 107-97 thumping of the Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse (sending the Pacers down 2-3 and on the brink of elimination) wasn’t enough, he arrived to his Indianapolis home to find a troubling surprise. 

According to police reports, George’s home was broken into between 7:15 pm and 11:45 pm, and over $16,000 worth of items were stolen. Among them were his platinum 2014 NBA All-Star ring(valued at around $15,000 with multiple diamonds), a $700 “Flex” watch, a pair of red Jordan 4 “Toros” valued at $170, and $20 in cash were all missing. According to the report, there was no sign of forced entry at the home and the alarm system was not set. George’s parents had been at the house that night and alerted authorities around midnight that they had discovered the burglary. They also told police they had not locked the home because they did not have a key to get back inside.

This downward spiral for George has been sad to watch. With all the media attention he’s been getting from the Pacers’ poor play, his own struggles, fights in the locker room and the cat fishing incident, this is definitely to last thing he expected to happen with his team pushed to the brink. Thursday night is a big night not only for George, but for the entire Pacers team and organization. Coming into the postseason as the #1 seed, expectations were high, Now, instead of easily advancing to the next round, they will be fighting for their season against a team playing with extremely high confidence. Indiana is in the danger zone, and George must not let this affect his mindset or play heading into the Highlight Factory. Game 6 will be Thursday, 7:00 PM ET on NBA TV.

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