Los Angeles Clippers forward, Paul George got engaged to Daniela Rajic on Thursday and before the Internet could jump in to take a dig at his championship woes, he did it himself in the caption. George included a self-roasting hashtag to go along with the caption that read #SheGotARingFirst.
The hashtag is a reference to Paul George’s long-time wait for an NBA championship ring after a career that has spanned around a decade. The forward has only managed to make an appearance as far as the conference finals with the Indiana Pacers back in 2013 and 2014.
The couple have been together since 2014 and have two children together. Watch the Instagram post right below:
The 30-year-old had a glorious chance to make it to the conference finals for the first time with the LA Clippers after a 3-1 lead over the Denver Nuggets in the semifinals. However, the Nuggets proceeded to overturn the deficit and hand yet another heartbreak to Paul George.
The more concerning fact was George’s statistics from the elimination games. The Clippers forward had endured a horrific time by scoring just 10 points on 4-of-16 shooting.
Paul George's last five facing elimination games:
– 15 points on 5-21 shooting (lost)
– 34 points on 12-26 (won)
– 5 points on 2-16 (lost)
– 36 points on 14-20 (lost)
– 10 points on 4-16 (lost)
20.0 ppg on 37.3 FG%, 1-4 record
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) September 16, 2020
Paul George reveals his struggle in the bio-bubble after the restart
George had opened about being in a dark place in the bio-bubble after the season had restarted with 22 teams in Orlando to crown a winner.
“The bubble got the best of me I was just in a dark place. I really wasn’t here. I checked out. These past couple games, it was just difficult. But, shout out to the people who stood behind me, that was in my corner. The positivity, my family, friends. Everybody. Thank everybody that reached out to me.
“I was just in a bad place. I found my way, I’m back, and I look forward to the rest of this run,” he said
He also added that it was difficult for him to play without the fans and their energy which drives him on.
“For me, it was just hard to get into that playoff mode with no intensity here, no fans, no atmosphere. I was lost. I thought we created the energy. I came in with that mindset that this is Staples, we at home, the place is packed. he added