Paul George on Team USA Criticism: "I Think It's Real Unfair"
In the video below, Paul George defends USA Basketball and insists that the criticism they've received since George's injury in the USA Basketball Showcase is unfounded.
See below for video of George's comments and transcript of selected quotes on the topic.
Q. What do you think of the criticism for USA Basketball? Do you think it's fair or unfair, and can you see yourself playing for them again?
A. I think it's really unfair to get the criticism they're getting. It was a freak accident. No one has been injured the whole time since USA Basketball has been here (as far as) a huge injury. I just think it happened. Freak accidents happen; they don't deserve any criticism for this. I would still like to be a part of USA Basketball in 2016. At the end of the day it's all about representing our country and bringing home the Gold.
Q. In terms of 2016, are the Olympics still something on your table?
A. Absolutely. It's in Brazil (laughing). No, I look forward to the comeback. I look forward to the opportunity to participate with Team USA in 2016. This injury has nothing to do with my take on playing for my country at all.