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You Can’t Give Yourself Nicknames Until You Get Playoff Wins, Says Ex-Maverick

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FLORIDA – AUGUST 21: Paul George (13) of the LA Clippers drives against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter in Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 21, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Clippers Forward Paul George has been in foul trouble in the first half of both game one and two. In first two games, George only scored 41 points, 12 rebounds, and five rebounds. The Mavericks held George scoreless in the first half of game two.

Two years, after George dubbed himself as ‘Playoff P,’ which is a name he dubbed himself, after game one in the first round of the 2018 playoffs against the Utah Jazz. He hasn’t really lived up to that name thus far. Earlier this month, former Clippers center Ryan Hollins said ‘To Be Determined’ on Heavy on Lakers Live. When asked if George is still ‘Playoff P.’

TBD [To Be Determined] cause if he goes off, you can really judge guys. I can’t pinpoint what was going on with that Thunder team, but that was a debacle. So, he could be ‘Playoff P, ’ said Hollins. “Something in Oklahoma City was bad with him [Paul George], Melo [Carmelo Anthony] and [Russell] Westbrook. Now, that he is with the Clippers if he shows up, we won’t say he is ‘Playoff P,’ but I’m going to fairly judge him by what he does here in LA. Cause something in the air in OKC is a bad deal bro.”

On Friday Afternoon, Hollin was on Instagram Live with former, Mavericks’ center and NBA TV analyst, Brendan Haywood and the two discussed George calling himself “Playoff P.”

“I’m going to tell you like this, you can’t give yourself a nickname until you get some wins,” said Haywood.

“I don’t care if he is your guy. You have to keep it a buck! If it was any other player and he hadn’t made it out the first round since 2014, and had the nerve to call himself playoff anything, you would be riding them. I know how you do. So, you are playing favorites I see what you are about,” Haywood told Hollins.

George shared an image on Instagram Thursday that read: “Idgaf what anybody think about me.”

After the internet called George ‘Pandemic P.’

“I don’t think Paul [George] should have put that message out there because it lets people know that they are in your head. Anytime you put a message out saying I don’t care what you think. You care what people think…,” said Haywood. “But for Paul [George] to be like, I don’t care about you haters y’all don’t make me. That lets me know you are up there reading the mentions and comments. You probably got a burner like KD.”

George after the first half of game three, he went 2-9 from the field.

What do you think?

Written by Landon Buford

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