Isaiah Hartenstein, an NBA star, has more than three seasons in his career. He has successfully played beside three MVPs: Russell Westbrook in Houston, James Harden, and Nikola Jokic in Denver.
If you are someone who is a fan of the game, he must have witnessed the amazing and impressive performance. Hartenstein said on Saturday night about George that he is quiet on that level. He expressed his views about him after a 129-102 victory over Minnesota. George was needed in three quarters for almost half an hour, they still got 23 points, four assists, and nine rebounds at that very time.
Hartenstein played amazingly and contributed to the blowout, as a clipper, he raised the
12 point, 12 rebound double-double. Hartenstein further said about George;
” He is probably one of the guys that I have played with who really does it on both sides. I mean, it’s impressive, carrying a load on offense, but again doing what he does on defense. The little things like being in the right rotations, taking charges, defending one of the best players in the team. He did his best. I guess as a star player, that makes our lives easy just to play hard.”
Clippers Coach Tyronn Lue said before the team’s match on Sunday against Chicago Bulls, “The star player playing offense and defense helps to win the crucial games in the ways that are not shown on the stat sheets. And these sheets are proof that performance was extraordinary. In Sunday’s game, George has an average of 26. 43 points and 7.9 rebounds as of one game. That is the highest score of his career except for his performance in the 2018-19 season with Oklahoma City. George got the third spot in MVP voting at that time. In the 12th season of his career, George scored his career-high of assists (5.3) and steals (2.3).
Lue said about his performance; “It really means a lot, the way that he is playing. He is taking big charges, having big blocks- when the star player performs well day after another day, it gives motivation to all the other players as well.”
“Like players can perform well if the star players are performing amazingly. If the best one in the team is diving on the floor to get the ball, George has set the standard high for others from the start of the season and they are getting inspired and motivated by his performance.”
Billy Donovan, who is now the coach of Bulls, was George’s coach during his time with Oklahoma City. Donovan expressed joy at his performance and said that he is not surprised by the extraordinary performance of George at the start of the season as the leading man. Meanwhile, Kawhi Leonard is currently in Rehab after getting the injury of torn anterior cruciate ligament during playoff matches in June. Donovan further said; “That is what makes George’s performance unique, he focuses more on the defensive first and then plays offensively.”
He likes to play the game in the right manner. If the point comes that he has to pass the ball, he will pass it. If he is called to hit the ball, he would hit the ball. He understands the game well and plays accordingly. He is the guy who enjoys the game and also inspires others around him.