Paul George: “Outside of this series, me and LeBron are cool. I was surprised that he would do it just because it’s the Eastern Conference finals and how big of a series it is … We both got respect for each other. I have a lot of respect for him. It was a cool moment for myself”.
LeBron James: “Just respect, that’s all. Respect. Competition. We’re both going at it. Just respect. I’ve seen him grow from last year to this year. He was an All-Star for a reason. It’s a blessing in disguise with Danny Granger going down. It gave him an opportunity to step up”.