PG13 passed him when he hit his 1,828th triple while returning from his elbow injury. The team needed him desperately, as they had just lost back-to-back games with him not on the floor. That second loss was to the terrible Oklahoma City Thunder as well.
Unfortunately, Clip City didn’t perform well in PG’s return, anyway. They lost to the lowly San Antonio Spurs by a score of 116-92. Seeing PG hit this milestone was amazing, however.
It goes to show that PG just continues to build his Hall of Fame resume. His HOF probability is at 84.48% according to Basketball Reference, and achieving this milestone will only help that case.
Paul George continues to prove that he’s on his way to representing the LA Clippers in the Hall of Fame.
Paul George has not only had a great career for the LA Clippers, but he’s been elite throughout his whole career. Boasting seven All-Star appearances, six All-NBA selections, a First-Team All-NBA selection, four All-Defensive selections, and two First-Team All-Defensive selections, he absolutely deserves that 84.48%.
Of course, old heads claim “everybody gets into the Hall of Fame these days,” and it is true that the Basketball Hall of Fame tends to be a bit more lenient than some other Halls. That being said, PG would have a compelling case either way.
A guy who’s carried a team to the Conference Finals as the No. 1 option twice in the East and once in the West, PG’s impact that he has on a franchise is clear as day.
He’s a dynamic scorer who also has averaged 1.7 steals per game throughout his career. As of right now, PG wouldn’t go in as a Clipper, but there’s still plenty of years left on his contract, and potentially more time as a Clipper on the way.
Reaching this achievement and placing even higher than the great Black Mamba goes to show just how special George truly is.