Shaq Rips Paul George Over Comments About Failing After Clippers' Ugly Loss

Shaq had a blunt message for the Clippers’ star.

The Los Angeles Clippers had a prime opportunity to seize control of their series against the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5. Instead, Paul George and Co. got blown at home, losing 123-93, and are now facing elimination in Friday night's Game 6 in Dallas.

George had a bad night for the Clippers, scoring just 15 points on 4-of-13 shooting. The Clippers were without Kawhi Leonard and needed their other star to come out and set the tone for the team in a huge game, but that didn't come close to happening.

George spoke after the game, saying, "You work your tail off all summer. You train for these moments. To where, if you fail, you fail. Live with the results."

Shaquille O'Neal was not a fan of those comments and explained why during Thursday night's Inside the NBA:

Leonard will be out again for Game 6, so the Clippers will need George to put Game 5 behind him in a hurry or the franchise will have another early exit from the NBA playoffs.

Andy Nesbitt


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