Indiana Pacers star Paul George took to Instagram on Tuesday to issue an apparent denial of the rumors that he’d caused Roy Hibbert’s playoff struggles by sleeping with the 7-foot-2 center’s fiancée.
George, 24, posted a photo of himself and Hibbert fishing on Geist Reservoir, along with a caption that dispelled the notion that a rift had formed between the two stars. “These rumors have got to stop! Its getting old now and all you that believe them are ignorant! #Brothers,” George wrote on Instagram.
All of this has been made possible thanks to gossip website Baller Alert, who claimed on Tuesday to have received an email from a “undisclosed source” who said that Hibbert’s struggles stemmed from the fact that his fiancée, Valerie Cooke, was caught sleeping with George. The source allegedly told Baller Alert that George’s purported affair with Hibbert’s fiancée was directly responsible for a fight between Pacers teammates Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner during practice, which supposedly occurred after Stephenson made a comment about the illicit relationship.
Hopefully the Pacers can put all of this media hype behind them tonight for Game 2 of the NBA playoffs and tie the series 1 to 1 with the board crashing Washington Wizards.
Prediction: Hibbert gets a double double tonight and Pacers win by six.