the Entire Crowd
Covered Their Eyes,
Twitter Exploded After
Watching Paul George's
For those of you who missed it, Paul George was seriously injured during Friday night’s Team USA scrimmage.
During the fourth quarter, Paul accidentally slammed into the hard base behind the basket, which caused his right leg to give out, leaving him on the floor in gruesome pain.
The USA Basketball Showcase was then cut short out of respect for the Indiana Pacers player and his family. The game ended with 9:33 left and the white team leading 81-71.
New reports state George suffered a compound fracture of the tibia and fibula and is expected to have a rod placed in his leg.
"Thanks everybody for the love and support.. I'll be ok and be back better than ever!!! Love y'all!! #YoungTrece," Paul tweeted.
While most of the crowd reacted by covering their eyes in horror, celebs and fellow athletes had a different reaction on social media. Check out the tweets below.
God bless u my brother @Paul_George24. Im hurt, praying for you. Praying for peace. Praying that God heals you in a supernatural way.— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 2, 2014
Man just landed and got a message about @Paul_George24. Made me immediately sick to my stomach!! Praying for u a speedy recovery homie!!!— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 2, 2014
I hope now they will move da basket back, if paul wouldn't of hit the base of the basket. He would be ok, tell me what u think #moveitback— SHAQ (@SHAQ) August 2, 2014
This is horrible. Paul George being taken off on a stretcher after gruesome ankle injury. Landed awkwardly trying to block Harden shot.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) August 2, 2014
I saw the Paul George injury live like ten minutes ago and still feel sick. I just... man.— Lang Whitaker (@langwhitaker) August 2, 2014
It's the 1st time I've called a game,witnesseda graphic injury like Paul George's.My producer said "noreplays Mark".Its gut wrenching— MarkJonesESPN(@MarkJonesESPN) August 2, 2014
Paul George's injury is one of the most shocking moments I've ever seen in NBA history.— Doctor NBA (@DoctorNBA) August 2, 2014
WARNING: Slow Mo part of video around 1:00 will make you cringe.