Paul George has suffered a serious leg injury during the fourth quarter of the USA Basketball Showcase on Friday night. George was chasing down James Harden on a fast break when he ran into the stanchion underneath the basket. His leg bent sideways, a la Shaun Livingston.
George's status is uncertain. He is being transported to a local hospital, where a full diagnosis will be made.
We won't show the replay because it was that bad. ESPN didn't even show replays more than once. After a long delay, the coach and players made the decision to cut the scrimmage short.
Players were stunned.
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The reaction upon seeing the immediate replay was swift.
Oh nooooooooooooooooo— Mike Prada (@MikePradaSBN) August 2, 2014
Please don't show that again— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) August 2, 2014
Damn— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) August 2, 2014
Wtf— Roy Hibbert (@Hoya2aPacer) August 2, 2014
Man..— Kevin Ware (@5Juice) August 2, 2014
Chandler Parsons (@ChandlerParsons) August 2, 2014
Prayers pout to Paul George and his family . Stay strong brother— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) August 2, 2014
Afterwards, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo told reporters that no roster decisions will be made "for a while" in the wake of George's injury. "We are going to let a little bit of time go before we address [the roster situation]," he said.
More on this story as it develops.