From the person who brought you “Why are Chris Paul’s hats so big?” comes another blockbuster question about something minor in a player’s wardrobe — Why is Paul George’s jersey tag always sticking out? That picture up top is from Game 3, the one below is from Game 4 and you’re just going to have to trust me that that thing was out for the entirety of both of these games.
Maybe this is why Paulie G has only 10 of his last 38 shots against the Knicks — tags can be really itchy, and being really itchy can be really distracting, and when you’re distracted maybe it isn’t easy to focus on shooting. I’m just spitballing here, but that’s the most logical explanation for George’s shooting slump.
Luckily for the Pacers, there’s an easy fix. Someone just needs to tuck it in next game. My choice is Roy Hibbert, since he’ll definitely have a good view of it from on high. Could be anyone though, just as long as it’s someone.