Earlier today, ESPN announced that the Los Angeles Cippers have signed their star forward, Paul George, to a five year contract extension that could be worth up to $226 million dollars.
Despite his past career successes, including the deal that landed him in Los Angeles to begin with, George was also unfortunately part of that epic playoff collapse that saw Clippers go down to the Denver Nuggets, despite being widely favored to rival Los Angeles Lakers for supremacy in the Western Conference.
While I’m sure that $226 million dollars will make social media invisible to the man they’re calling “Pandemic P”. George was actually the online presence to overtake Taylor Swift on her album drop day on Twitter. Even if the tone was negative/mocking.
Here are some of the more notable tweets.
George’s fellow superstar Kawhi Leonard has a role here. He’s got an option next year.
Paul George will make $226 Million over the next 5 Seasons. 🤔 pic.twitter.com/gakspbwrOU
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) December 10, 2020
kawhi after he sees Paul George is still apart of the team pic.twitter.com/YIoYPHD5sI
— professionalsportsfan‼️ (@sportsfan12570) December 10, 2020
Paul George getting paid 200 million to be Terrance Ross with a gatorade commercial
— ryan (@wrigleyhodges) December 10, 2020
How Clippers fans were after the Paul George extension pic.twitter.com/a2dihJ0QZT
— YRG PAIN (@Adonay_100) December 10, 2020
Paul George Finesseing a 💰 like… pic.twitter.com/IevGV051IL
— THEFIG (@F_I_G_M_O_B) December 10, 2020
But maintaining perspective. He’s the one with $226 million dollars, and we’re not.
Plus, we’ve also got to remember, they do have the tools there to win. And even after all of this, winning does indeed fix (almost) everything.