Paul Clifton Anthony George, professionally famous as Paul Clifton, is an American basketball player with a massive fan following from all over the world. Currently, he plays for NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers. The tall and tough guy has earned amazing stats throughout his professional basketball career thus far. Paul has been a 4-time member of NBA All-Defensive Team, 5-time All-NBA Team selection, and 6-time NBA All-Star. He is well-known for playing at the Shooting guard and Small forward positions.
His basketball career started when he began playing for Knight High School during his educational era. He proved the exceptional skills at school level, which paved his way to professional basketball in the future. Later on, he played two successful seasons at Fresno State’s college basketball. The guy kept moving on with a passion and confidence in his heart. In the 2010 NBA draft, he got picked with tenth overall pick and received the NBA All-Rookie 2nd Team honors. In 2013, he was privileged to become NBA’s ‘Most Improved Player’.
In 2014, he suffered from a severe leg injury when his leg was broken while competing for the FIBA Basketball World Cup. It was a devastating time for the industrious player as he had to take time off to recover. Due to this painful injury, he remained absent during the 2014-15 season. In 2016, he made an amazing comeback to become an All-Star again. Paul weighs 200kg (220 lbs) and stands at 6 feet and 8 inches height. He is one of the most sought-after basketball players in the history of NBA. Paul has been proactively playing since his debut in 2010. He is still an experienced player who possesses the ability to beat the competitor.
Who are Paul Clifton Anthony George's Parents?
George took his first breath on May 2, 1990, in Los Angeles, Palmdale, California. The name of his beloved father is Paul George while his mother is known as Paulette George. He has been very close to his parents since birth. The future NBA star was raised alongside his two older sisters named Portala and Teiosha. Portala is also a professional volleyball player who played at the CSU-San Bernardino. Teiosha, just like her younger brother, played basketball at the Pepperdine. Paul has a great love for his parents, sisters, and the rest of the family members. He loves spending time with the family during leisure.
Paul, at a young age, idolized the famous Basketball player named Kobe Bryant. He grew up supporting the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. He had a great passion for basketball at an early age. That’s the reason he pursued a career in leagues associated with the National Basketball Association. Paul started his game by practicing at the park or sometimes playing with his older sister Teiosha. He never stepped into playing the organized basketball until he started playing for Knight High School in his freshman year. He played for three years under the guidance of Coach Tom Hegre.
George’s professional basketball career is full of accomplishments. He has been a 6-time NBA All-Star player in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019. In 2019, he earned the honor of the All-NBA First Team. The intelligent and robust Paul won the All-NBA Third Team honor four times in 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2018. This was a wonderful achievement for the rising star which made him feel privileged in the professional basketball world. He received the honor of the NBA All-Defensive First Team two times in 2014 and 2019. Furthermore, the strong player grabbed the NBA All-Defensive 2nd team two times in 2013 and 2016.
In 2019, he stole the NBA Steals leader title, which is one of the most prominent titles. In 2011 and 2013, he won the NBA All-Rookie 2nd team and NBA Most Improved Player titles respectively. In 2010, he was given the 2nd team All-WAC title in recognition of his superb basketball efforts. He remained affiliated with Indiana Pacers from 2010 and 2017. Later on, he played for Oklahoma City Thunder from 2017 to 2019. Recently in 2019, he has joined the Los Angeles Clippers and still playing for them.
Paul started his professional basketball career in 2010 when he decided not to follow the 2 remaining seasons at Fresno State. The same year he made up his mind to begin endeavor for the NBA draft. It proved to be a fruitful turn for the young player and was requested to stay in the green room. Fortunately, he was picked by Indiana Pacers as the 10th overall pick. Finally, he signed an official contract with the Indiana Pacers. The contract worth $3.9 million was signed for 2 years.
On Oct 27, he played his debut match against San Antonio Spurs and secured 4 points just in 23 minutes. He appeared in a total 61 games during his first NBA season. The average score of the player was 7.8 points. During the season 2011-2012, Paul became a part of all 66 games and earned an average score of 12.1 points in each game. During 2012’s NBA All-Star weekend, he was picked as a competitor in the Rising Stars Challenge and Slam Dunk Contest.
Who is Paul Clifton Anthony George Dating?
Paul is an amazing person, having multiple productive traits. He has a huge female fan following due to his spectacular personality and energetic character. He started his romantic journey by dating Callie Rivers, but the duo separated in 2013. The reason behind their separation was Daniela Rajic, who was supposed to be impregnated with Paul’s child. According to rumors, George offered a whopping $1 million to Rajic just to abort the child. She gave birth to Paul’s baby girl named ‘Olivia George’ on May 1, 2014. They both wanted the legal ownership of the child after her birth. A few sources confirmed that George has been in a relationship with Jessica Burciaga. In 2017, Paul reconciled with Rajic and she gave birth to their 2nd child named Natasha.
How much is Paul Clifton Anthony George's Net Worth?
Just like other rich NBA players, Paul has amassed a decent amount of money from his contracts that he signed over the past few years. He enjoys a luxurious lifestyle with his girlfriend and two daughters. According to sources, he owns a net worth totaled $40 million. The 29-year old player receives a sound salary.