Paul George Reportedly Got A Rude Welcome On Sunday

Paul George #13 of the LA Clippers holds the ball for the final shot of the third quarter during a 119-115 Clippers win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 03, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.
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Paul George of the Los Angeles Clippers is learning that there is no fanbase quite like the one in LA.

Obviously, the city has seen great success with its major sports teams over the years, including in the latest Super Bowl with the Rams.

But residents of Los Angeles are a prickly group and can hold some heated, angry opinions, even about the players who are attempting to bring greatness to their town.

George got a firsthand taste of that on Sunday, as he was booed heavily at the Las Vegas Raiders/Los Angeles Chargers game in LA.

Even though he was sitting with a home crowd, George was still hearing the disdain of the locals.

It’s not like George is a bad player so what gives?


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There are two things at work here.

Firstly, no matter how much greatness the Clippers find, there are many people living in Los Angeles who feel the city will always belong to the Lakers.

Even during their worst times, the Lakers still own the hearts and minds of many southland natives.

Meanwhile, George and his Clippers have yet to really prove themselves to LA because they haven’t reached and won a Finals yet.

For years now, followers of the Clippers have been promised greatness and, as of now, that hasn’t been delivered.

That may change this year as the team is poised for its best season in years with George returning, Kawhi Leonard finally ready to go, and John Wall on board as part of their big three.

Perhaps George will soon be hearing cheers instead of jeers when he enjoys his time in Los Angeles.

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