Paul George is an NBA basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers in the United States. He is a seven-time NBA All-Star and a six-time member of the All-NBA Team, as well as a four-time member of the NBA All-Defensive Team. He is also known as "PG13," "Playoff P," and "Pandemic P." George was a member of Knight High School's basketball team before going on to play two seasons of college basketball at Fresno State. The Indiana Pacers selected him with the 10th overall choice in the 2010 NBA draught, and he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. In 2019, Paul George forced a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers, where he would team up with fellow All-NBA player Kawhi Leonard to form one of the best duos in the league.
When George first entered the NBA in 2010, he signed a two-year, $3.9 million contract with the Indiana Pacers. Paul George made a total of $30 million in salary and sponsorships between June 2017 and June 2018. That was enough to propel him into the ranks of the world's highest-paid basketball players. Paul signed a four-year, $137 million contract with the Thunder in July of 2018. For the first time in 2018, his annual income surpassed $30 million.
Net Worth & Salary:
As of 2021, the six-time All-Star is worth $90 million. His earnings put him at No. 38 on Forbes' list of the highest-paid athletes in 2021. The swingman, who stands at 6-foot-8, is one of the highest-paid basketball players in the world. PG-13 has completed the third year of his four-year, $137 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, which he signed in 2018. He makes around 47.5 million at Clippers.
Current contract with LA Clippers:
He is currently under contract with the Clippers for a four-year agreement worth $190 million, which will pay him $35.4 million for the 2020-21 season. This new contract gives him a player option for the 2024-25 season, extending his career with the team. George signed a 5-year, maximum contract extension on December 10th, 2020, that could be worth up to $226 million if all incentives are met. His average yearly NBA pay increased from $33 million to $47.5 million under this new contract. Paul's average annual salary has risen to $47.5 million by the start of 2020, and that doesn't include sponsorship money.
George stated on March 31, 2010, that he would forego his remaining two years of NCAA eligibility at Fresno State in order to join the 2010 NBA draught. The Indiana Pacers drafted Paul ninth overall. He became Fresno State's all-time leading NBA draught pick. He signed his rookie contract with the Pacers on July 1, 2010, a two-year, $3.9 million guaranteed deal with team options for a third and fourth year. Paul had been moved from shooting guard to small forward by the 2012-2013 season. That season, he was named the NBA's Most Improved Player. Paul joined the Oklahoma City Thunder after another season with the Indiana Pacers. He left the Thunder in 2019 to join the Los Angeles Clippers, despite receiving a lucrative contract deal with the organisation in 2018.
Nike has long been one of George's most ardent supporters. He went on to become the 21st Swoosh signature shoe athlete in the company's history. In truth, George was heavily involved in the development of the PG shoe series, which culminated in the huge success of the PG1 in 2017. Aside from that, he has a collaboration with New Era, where he owns a custom hat line. Among the brands endorsed by the Clippers' coach are Gatorade, NBA 2K, AT&T, Bass Pro Shops, and Foot Locker.
Paul paid $7.4 million for a 16,000-square-foot property on 1.35 acres in Hidden Hills, California in 2016. He planned to sell the house for $9.5 million in June 2020. Paul paid $16 million for a home in the Pacific Palisades neighbourhood of Los Angeles in September 2019. In the year 2020, it was announced that Paul had sold his Hidden Hills mansion for $8.4 million to none other than French Montana, the famous artist.
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