Serge Ibaka has emphatically shut down Pandemic P trolls after Paul George showed off his Playoff P form today.
The LA Clippers were dealt a body blow this morning when they learnt that Kawhi Leonard is out for Game 5. They needed to marshal their troops together and band alongside a leader. Thankfully for Clippers fans, they have Paul George in their ranks.
PG-13 has been on an awesome run this postseason. He’s posted 12 straight games with 20+ points this postseason and has grown into both their series. His play was instrumental in the Clippers taking a road win at Vivint Arena tonight as D-Wade watched on.
Paul George became the first player in Clippers franchise history to tally 35+ points, 15+ rebounds and 5 assists in a playoff game. His outing was consistent all game long as he put the Jazz to the sword for a 3rd straight game.
If you were on NBA Twitter at any point in the last 3 years of playoffs, you’d find various Paul George nicknames trending. PG-13 is one, while Playoff P is the moniker he gave himself during his time at OKC.
Pandemic P is the one that began trending after George underperformed in the NBA Bubble last year. It’s stuck with him ever since. Every time George has any kind of a mishap, blooper or a stinker or even when the Clippers lose, this nickname is brought out.
Serge Ibaka roasts Pandemic P trolls after Paul George carries Clippers to Game 5 win
Serge Ibaka, who’s been ruled out of the rest of this season with a back injury, isn’t one to take this slander lying down. The 2019 NBA champion is out for the blood of those Pandemic P trolls who’ve still been hovering about NBA fandom.
— Serge Ibaka (@sergeibaka) June 17, 2021
Ibaka knows better than most people how well Playoff P has bounced back this year. George made a Second Team All-NBA for his performances this year. If he can lead the Clippers to a series win without Kawhi, we should permanently ban serious usage of Pandemic P.
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However, all of this is easier said than done. As Albus Dumbledore put it, it’s a lot easier for people to forgive you for being wrong than for being right. So George will likely continue to be the target of a few mindless trolls with nothing going on for them.