The fallout of the Paul George leg-break is still reverberating around the world of basketball and some of the biggest names in the sport have taken to their social media accounts to express their feelings after the injury. As you would expect , some of the biggest names in basketball have expressed sympathy for what the player has endured, and will endure in his bid to regain full fitness.
LeBron James took to his twitter account and tweeted his followers, saying; “Man just landed and got a message about @Paul_George24. Made me immediately sick to my stomach!! Praying for u a speedy recovery homie!!!””
Man just landed and got a message about @Paul_George24. Made me immediately sick to my stomach!! Praying for u a speedy recovery homie!!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 2, 2014
Kevin Durant also took to twitter to send out a message of positivity to Paul George, saying; “God bless u my brother @Paul_George24. I’m hurt, praying for you. Praying for peace. Praying that God heals you in a supernatural way.”
God bless u my brother @Paul_George24. Im hurt, praying for you. Praying for peace. Praying that God heals you in a supernatural way.
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 2, 2014
Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat tweeted; “Praying for @Paul_George24 for not only the player he is but the person he is. Injuries are the toughest part of sports.”
Praying for @Paul_George24 for not only the player he is but the person he is. Injuries are thee toughest part of sports
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) August 2, 2014
Stephen Curry, a point guard for the Golden State Warriors tweeted; “Pray for PG and his family! Pray for the Doctors overseeing his recovery and that he comes back stronger than before”
Paul George also took to twitter to show his thanks and admiration to the people that took to twitter to send him their best wishes. George tweeted; “Thanks everybody for the love and support.. I’ll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y’all!! #YoungTrece.”
Twitter provides great insight into basketball player’s thoughts
There is no doubt that twitter is an excellent place for sports fans to see what their stars think about the latest and breaking incidents in sport. This is freezing the media slightly out of the game because if you want to hear what your favourite player has to say, you can read it direct from them. If you want to hear what a wide range of players are saying, there is a lot to be said for listening to what the media provides. This is down to the fact that if you follow so many players on twitter, you run the risk of missing out on comments, but if you follow the big media sources, you have a better chance of hearing everything you want to hear about. We’ll also take this opportunity to remind you that we have a twitter account so why not follow Basketball Betting on twitter?
The reaction to the Paul George is the big story at the moment with respect to NBA and FIBA, but he is not the only player with an injury that has ruled him out of the big event this summer. Another player who will not be taking part in the 2014 FIBA World Cup is Ognjen Kuzmic and this is down to the fact that he suffered a stress reaction in his left leg. This injury will see him out of action for 4 weeks, leaving him out of the World Cup as he cannot take part in the training camps for the Serbian World Cup team. The player was involved with the summer league of the NBA this season and although this injury is a blow to Serbia, the Golden State Warriors believe that he will be fine for their training camp before the new NBA season.