Paul George will no longer be known as “Pandemic P.” Instead fans have a new nickname for George after John Stockton’s controversial anti-vax trailer and a crazy comeback in game 6.
The Jazz seemed to have all the momentum in the world when they grabbed a 2-0 series lead at home. However, as Kawhi does, he would bring the Clippers back from the ashes to tie up the series. Only, disaster would strike once more.
Leonard left the game with a knee injury that the Clippers now suspect to be an ACL injury. He was done for the series. Playing with that advantage too, Utah had a strong chance to close out the series with two of the last three games at home. Instead, they lost back to back games at the hands of Paul George, Terrance Mann, and Reggie Jackson.
Fans now blame this anti-vax trailer by John Stockton for their bad luck:
John Stockton in an extremely anti-vax documentary trailer?
Clippers in 6.
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) June 18, 2021
Did John Stockton Doom The Jazz Against The Clippers In Game 6? Paul George & Crew Dubbed New Nicknames After Leading 25 Point Comeback
The Clippers seemed to get help from everywhere after Kawhi Leonard was ruled out for the rest of the series. Most notably, 24 year old Terrance Mann stepped up in a huge way.
He dropped 39 points while playing incredible defense and challenging the Jazz on every front. PG-13 added a cool 28 points while Reggie Jackson added another 27.
While previous playoff failures have dubbed Paul George with nicknames like “Pandemic P”, this time around the narrative revolved around his successes, and also apparently the controversial video by John Stockton.
In that trailer, Stockton talks about living in fear and being restricted by authority as the pandemic raged on. He believed that people should confront the COVID-19 disease head on, instead of “hiding from it.” As a result, Paul George and his grew were given new nicknames after their impressive game 6 victory.
Jazz got shut down by Pfizer P, Moderna Mann, and Jackson&Jackson https://t.co/qNA5VzGpAK
— Carlo Miguel (@carlomiguel__) June 19, 2021