Could Paul George's injury have been avoided?
August 2, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
Indiana Pacers forward Paul George suffered a compound fracture in his right leg Friday night in Las Vegas. It was a freak injury, but there has been outcry that the basketball stanchion George collided his leg with was too close to the court.
The stanchion supports and holds up the rim and backboard. The non-regulation basket used during the USA Basketball Showcase appeared to be closer to the court than it is in NBA regulation.
ESPN's Brian Windhorst discussed the positioning of the stanchion during ESPN's SportsCenter in the aftermath following the injury.