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Is Paul George superstar yet????

My depend on this issue is he has potential to be one whats stopping him and plus keep having big time game like that guests Heat it be could tap??? need feedback


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I'm not quite sure what PG's

I'm not quite sure what PG's ceiling is, but my goodness he reminds me of T-mac. A joy to watch the way he competes on both ends of the floor. He may not have as much raw talent as McGrady, bot the man is the real deal. Still has a ways to go, hope he continues to improve these next couple of seasons.

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Lol dude I said the same

Lol dude I said the same thing yesterday when somebody asked who Paul George compares to. I think it's just how he looks on the court. He certainly isn't the scorer T-Mac was but he could possibly get there. I don't know if that's his game though. I don't like giving young players hall of fame comparisons but I honestly think with George's length and defensive capabilities, as well as his scoring ability, he could be another Pippen in the making. I'm not saying he is Scottie now but their progression is eerily similar and some of George stats are a little bit better than Pips

Paul George 3rd Year Stats

17.4 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 4.1 apg, 1.8 spg, 0.6 bpg, 80.1% ft, 41.9% fg, 36.2% 3pt, 37.6 mpg

Scottie Pippen 3rd Year Stats

16.5 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 5.4 apg, 2.6 spg, 1.2 bpg, 67.5% ft, 48.9% fg, 25% 3pt, 38.4 mpg.

And to answer your question, yes I do think Paul George has become a superstar. When Granger went down he stepped up to the plate. David West is the leader and soul of that team, but Paul George is without a doubt their best player

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Was that code for something?

Was that code for something? I legitimately only understood the subject.

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Lmao

Lmao

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I read it the first time

I read it the first time fine, but I tried to read it a second time and I couldnt decipher it haha I'm guessing english isn't his first language or used google translator

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I've had 3 people read your

I've had 3 people read your post and none of us can understand what you're saying. Based off the title - there isn't any specific feat or achievement you have to pull off to become a superstar. It's a title that is given over time. There are certain characteristics that make superstars who they are such as the ability to take over a game, killer instincts, etc. I think if he continues to improve and showcase his wide range of skills he will be considered a superstar within the next year or so.

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Right now hes a star in the

Right now hes a star in the making, I wouldnt say superstar at this point but he could get there. He averages 17, 7 and 4, roughly the same in the playoffs but his percentages are pretty horrendous and its not like he was going up against good defensive teams in NY and Brooklyn. We'll have to see, good game lastnight tho.

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To me a superstar is a person

To me a superstar is a person that is recognized world wide. Paul George is not that yet. He may get there. A superstar is more then what you do on the court,it's also your marketing,How many kids wear your sneakers? How many little kids in other countries want to be just like you? How many people have you slated as their favorite player? All these things are factors in being superstars. Paul George has a better skill set than Blake Griffin and so does Kevin Love. But Blake is close to superstar status than them. Does anyone get my drift?

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I get your drift man and I

I get your drift man and I agree. That's why I'm so high on Kyrie becoming a true superstar. That's why someone like Tony Parker isn't always considered a superstar. Mostly everybody would take Tony Parker over Kyrie right now, but as far as potential and marketability go, Kyrie would get picked. People love Kyrie on and off the court and everybody knows Uncle Drew.

If George can continue to improve his game while becoming a more well known person he can get there but idt he is there yet either. He is definitely talented enough and I think mostly everyone likes him as a player. Just need to see more.

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I get exactly what you are

I get exactly what you are saying. But even though this is another sport, Tim Tebow is pretty damn known. Even though he is heavily scrutinized as a player. But Football is a bigger sport in America than basketball yet basketball is a global sport. Kevin Love has superstar talent but he isn't widely known unless you watch basketball as most of us on this site do simply because of the media market he plays in. I always wondered how big Kevin Love would be if he played in a market like LA and Blake Griffin played in Minnesota. Reggie Miller is a prime example to me. I considered Reggie Miller a superstar. You can't think of 90's basketball without thinking of him. But he wasn't very marketable. Did he even have his own shoe? I remember a couple of times I saw him hooping in Jordans. Jordan, Lebron and Kobe are global superstars. I would even argue Kevin Durant is getting to that level. I'm from North Carolina and live in Raleigh and I still have some people asking me who is John Wall lol. And I see him in commercials and stuff all the time. Especially the new one with him, Jrue Holiday and D Lillard and A$AP Rocky rapping. I would still consider George a superstar but I definitely understand where you are coming from.

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Pippen

I like the Pippen comparison... both matured physically at a later age. Not a lot of people know that Pippen grew 7 inches in college. I was very impressed by George's ability to contain James off the dribble... except the last play of course. Once George puts on some muscle he could be the best peremiter defender in the league.

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Here's a fool proof way to know if he's a superstar

Ask a random person on the street if they know who Paul George is, someone like your kids crossing guard or the girl at the check out counter at the next store you enter, Ask them if they know who Paul George is without leading them to the answer...

Ask a question like, so do you think Paul George leaves Florida with a Win??? 9 out of 10 people will think your talking about a political race. Ask the same question but switch George's name with Lebron James and watch the reaction...

Simply ask a person on the street who Paul George is and you'll quickly learn he's no where near being a household name let alone superstar...Indiana has 1 amazing young player in George and he'll always be loved by the die hard hoop fans but it takes a lot to become a superstar in any sport let alone Basketball which has some of the greatest Superstars of all Time, transcendant athletes that broke down barriers and paved the way for all Star athletes in all sports...Wilt, Karrem, Russell, The logo Jerry West, Pistol Pete Maravich, Tiny Archibald, The Big O Oscar Robertson, Dr.J Julius Irving, Magic and Bird, Micheal Jordan or Mj simply put, The Mailman, The Admiral, The Dream, The Human Highlight Reel, Grand Mama, Sir Charles, The Glove, The Reign Man, Mount Moutumbo, The Black Mamba, Penny and Shaq, KG, Timmy D, The Answer, The Truth, Half Man Half Amazing VC, TMac, CP3, Melo, Lebron, KD and I could go on longer, The NBA is a different animal and the cream always rises to the top...If George were on that course to Stardom we would surely see it coming...I think he'll be great but not superstar great if that makes sense...

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Is Melo in the playoffs

Is Melo in the playoffs still? I like the guy and he is considered to be a super star by many but not a SUPERSTAR.

Right now, Paul George is headed towards Melo territory and perhaps even further.

If you consider LeBron to be a power forward, then Paul George is the best wing player in the East right now. In the whole league, Kevin Durant might be the only better wing player. He is in good company.

I think a guy who really shined in Indiana for the Pacers was Reggie Miller, and I think George can at least reach that stage. Reggie might not have been the best talent in the league or a first ballot Hall of Famer but he was famous, and got people watching Pacers basketball. He was a household name among casual NBA fans and he was a notorious figure in New York.

Reggie Miller had that "it" factor. I think Paul George will get there.

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paul George is very good

paul George is very good right now... but not a superstar ... hes gnna be a great player.. but hes still shooting around 40 percent from the field in the playoffs

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Paul George has a poor

Paul George has a poor basketball I.Q. He overplayed LeBron James, allowing him to drive to the rim for an uncontested layup. He should have known that he had no help behind him. He also should have known that there's nothing wrong with conceding a jump shot. Just don't give the best player in the game the easiest shot in the game.

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You can't come to the

You can't come to the conclusion that a third year ball player, who happened to make a mistake on a crucial play, whose still developing has a a poor BBQ. Have you heard the way he talks about the game? Look at all the other positives he brings to the court. If I'm not mistaken he made the all nba defensive team, you don't become an all league defender just by being athletic and playing hard. You have to have some type of knowledge to be an elite defender, player tendencies, knowing when and how to rotate, when to sag of when to apply pressure.

PG is most def' not a low IQ basketball player, but of course like most young dudes in the league has room to improve.

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Not yet. He shot 41% from

Not yet.

He shot 41% from the field during the regular season and is shooting 40% from the field in the postseason.

I think next season, he'll take 2 or 3 more shots a game and shoot a higher percentage. That's when I'll consider him a superstar but his efficiency isn't all that great yet. He's shown flashes, but isn't all there yet.

If he does take 3 more shots next season and shoots 45% from the field, I would expect him to average 23-7-4 with elite defense. Then, he'll be a superstar.

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He is not widely viewed as a

He is not widely viewed as a superstar, but I think he is now. The thing is, players that play great defense but a little weaker on the offensive end don't get mainstream attention. For example, Carmelo is a superstar. He is an elite scorer but does not play good defense at all. Despite this glaring weakness, he is called a top 5 player by some. Paul George on the other hand is a great defender and a solid scorer too. However, casual fans may have only heard his name and not much more. Players whose defense is their best strength are rarely considered superstars in the mainstream; offense is more exciting.

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Exactly, I think Melo is the

Exactly, I think Melo is the best all around scorer in the league. But in terms of versatility, I would put Lebron, Durant, and George top 3. Those three all have an all around game.

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He has to shoot a higher

He has to shoot a higher percentage to get to that level, but he plays well on both sides of the floor which is something someone like Melo cannot, which makes me think word of mouth has just as much to do with skill in becoming a superstar.

Does the average fan know as much about Paul George as they know about Melo? Probably not, but I'd take George over him given his all-around game and being much younger.

Also liked the Pippen comparison brought up earlier.

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Today? Not even close.

Today? Not even close.

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I'd say he's there right now,

I'd say he's there right now, if not a couple more points to his scoring average and a little higher fg%. Then he is definitely a superstar.

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He's far from a superstar

He's far from a superstar offensively. He has a lot of work to do, but you can see he has the potential and at the rate he's improving, he could reach that status in another season or two.

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He 's not one now but by the

He 's not one now but by the next two seasons he can be. He has all the tools to be a very good offensive player but right now he's still kind of raw on that end but he's already a great defender. He's needs to become more aggressive offensively at times he too passive he also tends to settle for contested jumpers rather than beat his man off the dribble. If he reaches his potential the sky is the limit.

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