Pacer Paul George's best rookie memory? When his coach got fired
JUL 26, 2014 5:14p ET SHARE 4.1K TWEET 22 8
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Paul George calls it like he sees it.
You've got to give him points for honesty.
Indiana Pacer Paul George took to Twitter on Friday night, offering to answer 10 random questions from his tweeps. And his answers were fun and genuine, if a little safe and predictable (favorite celebrity crush: Sofia Vergara, fave movie: "Saving Private Ryan," favorite drink: Gatorade and strawberry lemonade).
Until a fan asked the two-time NBA All-Star his favorite rookie memory.
Now, George joined Indiana in 2010, and the Pacers started the season with a dismal 17-27 record until Larry Bird ousted head coach Jim O'Brien and replaced him with assistant coach Frank Vogel. Indiana then went on to clinch their first playoff berth since 2006 and embark on what has come to be known as the "Paul George era."
So naturally, George answered that his best memory from that season was when O'Brien got his walking papers:
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Firing Obrien and starting in playoffs RT @ballsohardmj: @Paul_George24 Best memory as a rook?
2:38 AM - 26 Jul 2014