NBA 2K15: Indiana Pacers Star Paul George to Play Fans Online on Opening Night

The Indiana Pacers Paul George can’t be with his team this season due to the unfortunate leg injury he suffered during exhibition games with Team USA, but he can still ball out on NBA 2K15.

He’ll do just that on Tuesday night as the NBA season opens with three games. At approximately 7 pm ET, George will hop online to play in the game’s MyPark mode to play against fans.

For those who aren’t aware of the MyPark mode, it allows gamers to take their created likenesses to street courts and the fictional Jordan Rec Center to team up and play against other members of the NBA 2K community.

On Tuesday, George will be in that number.

With three games on tap on opening night, NBA 2K/NBA fans can start their hoops day an hour early. The Orlando Magic at New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks at San Antonio Spurs games tip off at 8 pm ET. So that gives fans an hour to ball with George before flipping to the real action.

Obviously, everyone won’t be able to play with George, but you can still watch the game live on 2K Sports’ Twitch channel. It is expected to be a packed virtual house, so 2K is asking fans who are interested in watching to RSVP for the event here.

Game play should be smooth for the event as a patch to fix stability in the mode was released on Friday.

I spoke with social media manager Ronnie Singh aka “Ronnie 2K,” and he indicated that George’s in-game character would look exactly like him during the live stream. We’ll soon find out how much virtual game George has.

 

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Chris Paul and Blake Griffin Release Episode 1 of ‘BGCP3TV in HD’ Series

It’s a show. It’s an ad. It’s BGCP3TV in HD—a vehicle for selling Jordan Brand footwear and showcasing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul’s weirdness.

Released Friday, the first episode of the series shows Paul and Griffin attempting to overcome their off-court handicaps.

Paul can’t move without his Jordans. Griffin can’t dunk without his. The Clippers guard can’t even eat a taco like a normal human being without his sneakers.

The spot also includes a “Dr. Sloan” intervention involving the “OHHH Brothers.”

The three lob-aholics are all wearing sandals and socks—an extremely comfortable setup. Their only explanation for their actions is “We really out here, doe,” and “Holla.”

Parts of the segment aired Thursday night on Cartoon Network’s “Adult Swim.” Griffin also posted video of some outtakes from the show to his Instagram account.

Well, you’ll never be able to say they didn’t have fun making this bit. More segments are supposedly on the way. If we know anything about either of these gentlemen, it’s that things will only get weirder from here.

 

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Griffin and Paul lead Clippers over Suns 108-105 (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: The Los Angeles Clippers huddle during a game against the Phoenix Suns on October 22, 2014 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Clippers new owner Steve Ballmer attended his first home game Wednesday night at Staples Center and the Clippers broke out of their preseason funk with a 108-105 victory over Phoenix on Wednesday night.


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New-Look NBA: A player’s perspective, Paul Pierce

New-Look NBA: Paul Pierce offers view on where league is heading from a player’s perspective

      
 

 

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Paul George plays 1-on-1 with his awesome dog

This is adorable.

      
 

 

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Paul George Shows Mobility in 1-on-1 Game with His Dog

Just a few months after suffering a gruesome leg injury during a Team USA scrimmage, Indiana Pacers star Paul George is already working on getting back on the court. 

On Monday, we saw a video of George shooting jumpers after practice. One day later, the Pacers forward shared a video of himself playing a game of one-on-one.

George’s opponent? His dog, King.

King proved to be a strong ball-hound, but George was just too much for the dog to handle. 

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WATCH: Paul George takes court for first time since leg injury

Clear signs of a speedy recovery from Indiana Pacers perennial All-Star Paul George. Three months after suffering a harrowing compound fracture this past July, George was recently filmed letting shots up during a Pacers shoot-around Monday night after practice. George seemed overjoyed to rub off the three month rust with a variety of mid-range and three point jumpers. Many are ruling the injury to cost George the entire 2014-15 NBA season, but the anxious George is pushing for a mid-season return. Although he looks to move extremely well this early in the recovery process, Paul George is nowhere near game shape. I repeat, nowhere near! To risk a quick comeback at 80% for a meaningless couple of matchups at the tail end of season could turn into Derrick Rose 2.0! Come back fully restored next season at superstar level to help the Indiana Pacers compete for a strong playoff run, in the race for a Eastern Conference title. The post Paul George Takes The Court For First Time…

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Blake Griffin, Chris Paul in sketch comedy series

The two Clippers stars and the famed comedian talk about their new show.

      
 

 

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Paul George blasts media over Kobe Bryant report

Paul George put the media on blast over a report saying he’s one of many free agents who was deterred by the Lakers because of Kobe Bryant. In a story for ESPN the Magazine published Monday, Henry Abbott explored the topic of how many key free agents were disinterested in the Lakers because of Kobe….Read More

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Paul Pierce Injury: Updates on Wizards Star’s Knee and Return

Washington Wizards star Paul Pierce briefly exited Friday’s preseason game against the Hornets with a right knee injury.

CSN Washington’s Ben Standig reported the details of the 37-year-old, 10-time All-Star’s condition:

Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reveals Pierce re-entered the game in the second half:

It will be worth monitoring Pierce’s status moving forward, since he is approaching the end of his career. Durability has to be a concern over the course of an 82-game season, even though Pierce has held up rather well throughout his career.

The former Brooklyn Net has added a necessary veteran presence to the Wizards’ young core, headlined by a lottery-pick backcourt featuring John Wall and Bradley Beal. Before the season, Pierce discussed how he’d embrace his role in the locker room.

“I’m a player that’s going to say what I feel,” Pierce said, per The Washington Post‘s Jorge Castillo. “If I’m thinking it and I feel like it’s something that needs to be said, I’ll say it. I’m not going to be a pushover kind of leader.”

Michael Lee of The Washington Post pointed out how Pierce’s long rivalry with Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was another big reason why Pierce is a big asset:

The perimeter trio of Pierce, Wall and Beal has built considerable NBA hype in the nation’s capital. Amid a top-heavy Eastern Conference, Washington is among the chief contenders.

Having a mentor in Pierce to help Wall and Beal take the proverbial next step is critical to the team’s success in 2014-15. But his production on the court and his basketball IQ will be difficult to compensate for while he is on the mend.

The onus falls on Otto Porter Jr. to fill in at the small forward position. Porter had a quiet rookie campaign as the No. 3 overall pick of the 2013 draft, so Pierce is a key mentor to him, too. The better Porter plays in relief, the better it will serve the Wizards as they position themselves for a run in the playoffs.

 

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