George gets huge outpouring of support after leg injury
AUG 02, 2014 12:08a ET
George was taken out of the arena on a stretcher. With players looking visibly upset, coach Mike Krzyzewski announced to the crowd that the scrimmage would not be finished out of respect to George and his family.
It didn't take long, however, for an outpouring of good wishes, calls for prayers and words of encouragement to come from George's many fellow players from across the league.
Many of the league's biggest stars, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kevin Love, took to Twitter to wish him well in what is sure to be a long recovery.
George, considered a lock to make the final 12-man roster for the World Cup of Basketball that starts later this month in Spain, thanked those who had sent him support and ensured everyone he would be back soon.
Here's just a sample of the many tweets sent out from across the league to George after the injury.
Man just landed and got a message about @Paul_George24. Made me immediately sick to my stomach!! Praying for u a speedy recovery homie!!!— LeBron James (@KingJames) August 2, 2014
God bless u my brother @Paul_George24. Im hurt, praying for you. Praying for peace. Praying that God heals you in a supernatural way.— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 2, 2014
Praying for @Paul_George24 for not only the player he is but the person he is. Injuries are thee toughest part of sports— THREE (@DwyaneWade) August 2, 2014
Thoughts and prayers going out to @Paul_George24. Wishing you a speedy recovery.— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) August 2, 2014
Speedy recover for my guy PG! Praying for you and the fam. The comeback is going to be crazy! http://t.co/xHp295QbUE— James Harden (@JHarden13) August 2, 2014
Prayers go out to my bro @Paul_George24 & his family. Sad day!— DeMar DeRozan (@DeMar_DeRozan) August 2, 2014
Prayers out to @Paul_George24 and his family..— Russell Westbrook (@russwest44) August 2, 2014
@paul_george24 praying for you bro— Lance Stephenson (@StephensonLance) August 2, 2014
Damn I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy prayers to the homie @Paul_George24 we going to win this gold for you bruh!!— Kenneth Faried (@KennethFaried35) August 2, 2014
Prayers go up to my homie @Paul_George24. We prayin for u bra. Hate to see athletes get hurt— Mario Chalmers (@mchalmers15) August 2, 2014
Keep PG in y'all prayers! Hate to see that— Mike Conley (@mconley11) August 2, 2014
Prayers up to @Paul_George24 hate to see that happen to anyone.— Blake Griffin (@blakegriffin32) August 2, 2014
Sick to my stomach for Paul George. He's tough as nails though. He'll be back big time.— Steve Nash (@SteveNash) August 2, 2014
Prayers up for @Paul_George24 .Everyone take a minute and say a prayer or send some words of encouragement to him. He will come back strong.— Damian Lillard (@Dame_Lillard) August 2, 2014
Everybody pray for my bro @Paul_George24 and wish him a speedy recovery...Luv ya bro !!— John Wall (@John_Wall) August 2, 2014
Pray for PG and his family! Pray for the Doctors overseeing his recovery and that he comes back stronger than before. #USA— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 2, 2014
My Prayers go out Paul George hurts me so bad seeing my Nba brothers go down on major injury pray for a speedy recovery— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) August 2, 2014
Prayers for Paul George— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) August 2, 2014