Paul George is an American professional basketball player known by fans as “PG13,”. He is a seven-time NBA All-Star and has achieved remarkable heights during his playing career. After playing college ball at Fresno State, he was selected by the Indiana Pacers during the 2010 NBA Draft.
He established himself as a talented rookie, although his career took a turn after he suffered a broken leg in 2014. By 2016, he had made his comeback, earning All-Star honours once again. Outside of the NBA, he has an Olympic Gold Medal under his belt & is a seven-time NBA All-Star along with a six-time member of the All-NBA Team.
|Real Name||Paul Clifton Anthony George|
|Birth Place||Palmdale, California.|
|Date of Birth||2nd May 1990.|
|Source of Income||Professional basketball player & Brand Endorsement.|
|Age||32 years. (As of 2021).|
|Father’s name||Paul George Sr.|
|Mother’s name||Paulette George|
|Siblings||He grew up with two older sisters: Teiosha, and Portal.|
|School||Knight High School|
|College||Fresno State (2008–2010).|
|Height||6 feet 8 inches /203 Cm.|
|Weight||100 Kg / 220 Lbs.|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown.|
|Children||Two children with his fiance.|
|Profession||Professional basketball player.|
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall.|
Selected by the Indiana Pacers.
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard.|
|Oklahoma City Thunder||2017–2019|
|Los Angeles Clippers||2019–present.|
|Career highlights and awards||7× NBA All-Star (2013, 2014, 2016–2019, 2021)|
All-NBA First Team (2019)
5× All-NBA Third Team (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018, 2021)
2× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2014, 2019)
2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2013, 2016)
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2011)
NBA Most Improved Player (2013)
NBA steals leader (2019)
Second-team All-WAC (2010).
|Olympic Games||2016 Rio de Janeiro.|
|Monthly Income||$ 32,85,629.44 ( INR 24,41,79,783).|
|Yearly Income||$ 3,94,27,553.31 (INR 2,93,01,57,398).|
2.4 Million followers
9.2 million followers
|Net Worth||$ 90 million (Rs 6,68.85 Cr).|
|Last Updated||January 2022.|
He was born on 2nd May 1990 in Palmdale, California & grew up with two older sisters who played basketball, he was a big fan of the Lakers and the Clippers as a child. When he was studying at high school, George joined his first organized basketball team.
Despite he wasn’t considered a major prospect by most universities across the nation, he had offers from Santa Clara University and Pepperdine University & ultimately chose Fresno State because he thought that he would have more playing time. During his two-year study at college, he made a name for himself with a number of impressive performances. He even gained the title of “the most entertaining player in the West region.”
By 2010, he was ready to join the NBA who made himself eligible for the 2010 NBA draft and was selected tenth overall by the Indiana Pacers. That same year, the Pacers made it to the playoffs, but they lost to the Chicago Bulls. Next season, the Pacers lost once again in the playoffs, this time against the Miami Heat.
By the 2012-2013 season, he had been shifted from shooting guard to small forward. His defensive and offensive capabilities became an integral part of the Pacers’ strategy from this point onward, and he was also gained the NBA Most Improved Player. In 2013, he extended his contract with the Pacers as the team made him their designated player. Unfortunately, the team was eliminated from the Eastern Conference Finals by the Miami Heat once again.
In the 2013 Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat, he made a three-point field goal at the end of the fourth quarter to tie the game and force an overtime period. Apart from George making all 3 free-throws and putting his team up 102–101, the Pacers ultimately lost as LeBron James drove in for a buzzer-beater lay-up.
In 2014, he joined the training camp for the US national team in preparation for the FIBA Basketball World Cup but once again he suffered a broken leg during the training camp, which led him to miss almost all of the 2014-2015 season. But he returned earlier than expected, it wasn’t until 2015-2016 that he had his full comeback.
During the 2014 off-season, he was named to the training camp roster for the US national team that would represent the country at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. George had been considered a virtual lock to make the roster, but he landed awkwardly at the base of a basket stanchion after fouling James Harden during a Las Vegas scrimmage on August 1st and suffered a compound fracture of both bones in his lower right leg.
After another season with the Pacers, he joined the Oklahoma City Thunder. Apart from signing a lucrative contract extension with the Thunder in 2018, he left the team in 2019 to join the Los Angeles Clippers. A slow start due to shoulder surgery, he played well throughout the next few years and signed a four-year contract extension with the Clippers in 2020.
On 9th December 2020, he made his return to Indiana and recorded 36 points and nine rebounds in a 110–99 win over his former team in the Indiana Pacers. Four days later, he scored a season-high 46 points in a 124–117 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves, as he along with Kawhi Leonard became the first duo in Clippers history to each score 40 points in a single game with Leonard scoring 42.
NBA Regular Season
He started his career as a shooting guard, he later took the role of small forward. Over the years, he has gradually improved his ball-handling skills, and this is one of the factors that led to him winning the NBA Most Improved Player Award. Other than that, he is celebrated by fans for his dunking abilities.
Contracts and Earnings
In 2010, he signed a two-year, $3.9-million ( INR 28.99 Cr) contract with the Indiana Pacers when he first joined the NBA. Between June 2017 and June 2018, he earned a total of $30 million ( INR 2,23.03 Cr) between salary and endorsements. He has also earned about $8 million ( INR 59.48 Cr) per year from endorsements. In July of 2018, he signed a four-year, $137-million ( INR 10,18.70 Cr) contract with the Thunder. Starting in 2018, his annual salary topped $30 million ( INR 2,23.03 Cr) for the first time. In the 2022 season, his salary of $39.3 million ( INR 2,92.11 Cr) made him the seventh highest-paid player in the NBA.
On 10th December 2020, he signed a 5-year, maximum contract extension that could be worth up to $226 million ( INR 16,79.83 Cr) if all incentives are hit. If he hits no incentives, the contract is worth $190 million ( INR 14,12.36 Cr). Under this new deal, his average annual NBA salary jumped from $33 million ( INR 2,45.30 Cr) to $47.5 million ( INR 3,53.03 Cr). His average annual salary goes up to $47.5 million by the start of 2020, and that’s not even taking into account his income from endorsements. He earns an additional $8-10 million per year from endorsements.
In 2016, he paid $7.4 million ( INR 55.00 Cr) for a 16,000-square-foot home in Hidden Hills, California that spread over 1.35 acres. He listed the home for sale in June 2020 for $9.5 million ( INR 70.61 Cr). The residence is spread over 16,000 square feet and includes its own basketball court. He sold the home in December 2020 for $8.4 million ( INR 62.44 Cr) & The buyer was rapper French Montana.
In September 2019 he paid $16 million ( INR 1,18.93 Cr) for a home in LA’s Pacific Palisades neighbourhood. The home was previously owned by fellow NBA star DeAndre Jordan, who purchased it in 2015 for $12.7 million ( INR 94.40 Cr). The residence extended over 10,000 square feet of living space and seven bathrooms. There is also a temperature-controlled wine room, a pool with a waterfall, excellent views of the Pacific Ocean, and of course a basketball court.
In 2020, it was publicly known he had sold his home in Hidden Hills to none other than French Montana, the famous musician. He sold the home for $8.4 million ( INR 62.44 Cr) accepting a profit of $1 million ( INR 7.43 Cr) despite it being sold well under the initial asking price.
Q. How old are Paul George?
Ans:- As of 2022, he is 32 years old.
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Q. How much is Paul George’s weight?
Ans:- He weighs approx 100 Kg / 220 Lbs.