Paul George Responds To Jared Dudley’s New Book Claiming PG Thinks He’s Better Than He Is

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The World: We would really appreciate the quick and effective distribution of vaccines.

The Universe: Here is a book by Lakers 15th man Jared Dudley.

Jared Dudley is a study in contradictions. The dude is an NBA Champion, but has the body type of a mall cop. He’s played alongside some of the greatest players of our generation—LeBron, Shaq, Steve Nash, Giannis—yet he himself has never sniffed an All-Star game. He’s averaging a half a point per game this season, but at the moment he’s the most talked about player on the best team in the league.

Now he’s an author. And that’s more than Jordan can say.

Dudley released his new book, Inside The NBA Bubble, on Kindle—a 42-page behind-the-scenes account of the NBA lockdown at Disney World.

Jared has gone viral today, not for his linguistic prowess, but for the shots he’s taken at the team that shares his city.

We don’t talk to people on other teams. As far as we’re concerned, our squad is the only squad. We know that there are some real feelings regarding the Clippers. It’s more than just battle-for-LA stuff, though that’s part of it.

We hear some of those guys talking about how they’re the team to beat in LA. It’s fine if Kawhi says stuff like that. He’s defending a championship. We don’t trip if someone like Patrick Beverley is talking trash; that’s how he feeds his family. We get it. We respect the hustle.

Dudley then turns his aim at Clippers star Paul George, who he believes to overrate himself.

But we think it’s disrespectful for Paul George, who hasn’t won, to put himself on the level of Bron and AD. This motivates us. When we see those guys around the compound, we don’t really kick it with them. The one exception of course is Markieff, whose twin brother, Marcus, is on the Clippers. This probably keeps tensions from boiling over.

The comments have sent Twitter ablaze and have found their way to the ears of Paul George, who doesn’t appear to want any smoke with the NBA Champion and published author.

Clippers head coach Tyron Lue was a bit more blunt.

Can someone remind Jared Dudley that he’s been on the Lakers for like 22 months and 60% of those games were in Orlando?

Perk is ready to die on the Jared Dudley hill.

This is why the NBA is unmatched.

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.