Paul George called into 1070 the Fan in Indianapolis with Grady and Big Joe Monday where he talked about his growth as a player. The first-time All-Star, averaging 17.6 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game, credited his breakout season to starting to prepare like Kobe Bryant.
According to Sports Radio Interviews:
On his growth as a player: “I switched it all up, just my whole preparation. I come in early, I lift before every game and I get about 300 or 400 shots up prior to the game as well. All of that really came from Kobe Bryant. With him being around Brian Shaw and Brian Shaw being around us and me having a relationship with Brian Shaw and the conversations we have had, that’s how Kobe prepares and gets ready for games. Me, idolizing Kobe growing up in L.A, that’s really how I changed my whole season around.”