The Los Angeles Clippers are currently down 2-1 in a tough series against the Utah Jazz.
In order for them to come back and move to the next round, they must have Paul George ready to play lights out.
George is the second superstar behind Kawhi Leonard, but a superstar nonetheless.
George has been a great player through most of his career, but his legacy is nowhere near perfect.
There have been a lot of downs in his playing career, and the same can happen with the Clippers.
This is the time to shift the narrative and cement his legacy in the bright lights of LA.
After last season’s bubble fiasco, George needs to find a way to fix his legacy.
If he doesn’t, then maybe he becomes one of the most ridiculed players in NBA history.
This is how he can change his legacy forever.
Keep Performing At A High Level
One of the biggest misconceptions of George is his ability to play bad in the playoffs.
However, that is not the case all the time.
We should remember his time with the Indiana Pacers when they were going head-to-head with the Miami Heat.
But let’s talk about the present.
Because George is still playing great basketball in the playoffs as we speak.
Game 3 against the Jazz was a great showing by the All-Star.
Kawhi and Paul George delivered for the Clippers to take Game 3 👏 pic.twitter.com/tqGPfjkj6N
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) June 13, 2021
Also, George is averaging 24.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game.
He is definitely performing at a high level.
Perhaps we want more efficiency, but for wing players, their efficiency tends to go down in the postseason.
George just needs to continue on this pace and become a little more consistent with his play for his legacy to gain some positive points.
Make History With The Clippers
The Clippers are three games away from doing something the franchise has never done before; making the Conference Finals.
They were one game away last season until their ultimate collapse.
However, they have a chance once again.
This is a great way for George to change his narrative.
He can help bring the Clippers to levels they have never been at before.
That is a great line to put on his legacy resume.
George has a chance to go down as one of the most important players in franchise history.
Three more wins is all he needs.
Then a title can change it even more.
Is He Treated Unfairly?
After naming the couple of ways he can change his legacy; there is another question.
Is questioning his legacy this much unfair to George?
George has been a great player for most of his time in the NBA.
However, the media is ready to pounce on him after one bad game.
Right on schedule: Paul George turns into George Paul, Pandemic P, shrinking in the Round 2 spotlight. Oh, well, at least it's only Game 1. Next!
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) June 9, 2021
Yes, the bubble performance by George was very bad, but a lot of players go through a bad playoff stretch.
George is under immense pressure every playoff game, which is somewhat unfair to him.
He was not the only one that lost to the Denver Nuggets last postseason.
Leonard is the superstar of the team, but George is the one who received most of the public blame.
Some of this can be put on him for the “Playoff P” nickname he gave himself.
However, George has performed more times than not.
His legacy is in a bad spot, but is there anything he can do for people to look at him differently?
George can hopefully change it soon.