C.J. Miles

Paul George insists comments intended to motivate Pacers

Paul George insists it's true: Instead of being unhappy with his teammates, the four-time All-Star just wants them to play better basketball.

As for the critics, well, they fall into a different category. Less than 48 hours after the Indiana Pacers star challenged two more players in a postgame news conference, George fired back at the notion that he was not supportive of his team.

"It's complete ignorance, to be honest," he said. "Everybody knows how close I am with my teammates and I said that only to motivate my teammates to win this series and win a championship. I didn't say anything even close to throwing them under the bus. If I didn't say nothing, it...

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