Few are better positioned to provide any sort of insightful words about Paul George's devastating injury during the USA Basketball showcase than new Golden State Warriors guard Shaun Livingston, whose own misfortune is well-known among basketball fans.
I know people are in shock from Paul George's injury. He will be able to bounce back bc he has a warrior mentality.— Shaun Livingston (@ShaunLivingston) August 2, 2014
I said the same about Derrick Rose. They both have youth on their side and sometimes these injuries can make you— Shaun Livingston (@ShaunLivingston) August 2, 2014
a stronger individual than before. It forces your mind to will the body to a place it hasn't experienced! I— Shaun Livingston (@ShaunLivingston) August 2, 2014
Beyond those words of hope from Livingston, there's not much more to be said about it at this moment that isn't evident from the images from the event itself.
USA Basketball players circle up on the court to take a moment for Paul George. pic.twitter.com/MsXxkwaqJ4— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 2, 2014
Krzyzewski: "There's a brotherhood in the NBA and to me, at moments like this, a family, a brotherhood shows its heart, shows its depth."— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) August 2, 2014
Statement from Larry Bird about Paul George: pic.twitter.com/xIRjSqxuwJ— Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) August 2, 2014
Our best wishes to Paul George as he begins that journey back.
For more updates on the incident, you can check out SB Nation's USA Basketball Showcase storystream.