Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis were traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Indiana Pacers for Paul George over the summer. Victor Oladipo has exploded this season into the conversation for a spot on the Eastern Conference All-Star Team. Paul George has found early season struggles in his new role with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
While the two situations seem independent of each other, the obvious easy comparison is there. Unfortunately for everyone who wants to list stats and records side-by-side accompanied by photos of George and Oladipo, the two player’s are done with being compared to each other.
Following a career-high 47 point performance against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday, Victor Oladipo let it be known he was sick of the comparisons to the former Pacers franchise centerpiece.
Following comes from Clifton Brown of the Indystar.
“I’m kind of getting sick and tired of the comparisons with Paul George and myself,” said Oladipo following Sunday’s game. “He’s moved on. I moved on from the situation that I was in. Life takes its course, things happen. I’m happy here, he’s happy there. I wish him all the best. I’m feathery, right here as a Pacer. I don’t have no disrespect towards him, or what happened. I’m just grateful, and honored, to put on this jersey every night.”
Now as the Pacers play host to the Oklahoma City Thunder in Paul George’s first game back to Indianapolis since he seemingly forced his way out of the organization, George echoes Oldaipo’s sentiments. Stop comparing the two players. He’s finding closure seeing how successful they are with Oladipo at the helm.
Following comes from Royce Young of ESPN.
Paul George wants comparisons in Indiana between him and Oladipo to stop, and says he has closure about his departure from the Pacers: pic.twitter.com/IyEzYkzFWv
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) December 13, 2017
The Indiana Pacers (16-11) host the Oklahoma City Thunder (12-14) Wednesday night (12/13) on ESPN at 7 PM ET.
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