LA Clippers: This Paul George action shot is the best NBA photo in years

Paul George (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Paul George (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

It’s going to be hard to top a moment captured in Tuesday’s win by Paul George and the LA Clippers.

Seeking their fifth straight victory, the Clippers were trying to avoid a comeback attempt by Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers, who cut a nine-point deficit to three with three minutes remaining.

After a full timeout with 1:42 left in the game, Tyronn Lue made the wise choice to give the ball to his MVP candidate and let him handle the rest.

Driving in on Lillard and drawing a foul from Normal Powell, George’s and-one turnaround jumper sealed the win and gave us all this instant classic moment, captured by photographer Bruce Ely.

Everything is perfect about the picture, from the flexing kid seeming to make eye contact with George to the fans all smiling and cheering in the background. If you watch the above video closely, you can see the kid stand after the clutch shot goes in.

Paul George might not remember, but the kid will

Funny enough, even though it looks like Paul George is making eye contact with the kid in the photo, he said after the game that he didn’t even remember seeing him after the play.

It’s understandable that he doesn’t remember such a brief moment, of course — especially considering he was fired up and looking to further ice the game with a free throw.

Still, the moment went viral on Twitter and will undoubtedly be an awesome keepsake for the young Clippers fan forever.

George finished the game with 24 points, nine rebounds, and seven assists as the Clippers improved to 6-4 on the season. He also left a lasting impression on at least one young fan that shows what the NBA is all about.

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“As long as he remembers that moment, that’s all that matters,” said George. “We shared that moment together.”