Paul George Catfished: Gay Man Claims He Received NSFW Photos From Basketballer

Paul George allegedly sent naked pictures to a gay man who pretended to a woman with a big derriere.

The man, who is only known as Paul, has claimed that he previously sent out various provocative points to numerous athletes and celebrities hoping that they would be dumb enough to respond to them.

Various NSFW photos have since emerged, however there is still no way to confirm that it is actually the Indiana Pacers athlete. George has now responded and insisted that he wasn’t catfished, stating that he isn’t the man in the photos.

After George had warmed up with his fellow Pacers on Monday he told the waiting press, “The whole story, as far as me being catfished, I know the girl that sent the pictures out. It wasn’t a catfish story, it was a girl – I don’t want to get into the story but I know who’s behind it.”

George admitted that the entire situation has left him feeling irritated though, as he explained, “Of course, you’d be angry about it because you work so hard for stuff, then you got stuff with people trying to bring you down. It does make you angry but I’m going to use it to energize me and fuel me going forward.”

The rumors first started to circulate on Saturday, just before George played against the Memphis Grizzlies. George didn’t play too well too, as he only made 2-of-10 attempts, but he stated that this wasn’t because of the speculation.

“I’m good,” he admitted. “A lot of it is just stuff trying to bring me down. I’m good with it. The thing that just came out, it’s all a fake. It really don’t have any wear on me because I know it’s not true.”

David West, who plays alongside George with the Pacers, warned his colleague that he needed to be more careful with his personal life:

Guys have to be able to keep their personal life that—as personal.

A lot of that comes with just maturity and understanding any little thing can derail what you’re trying to accomplish on the floor. We just got to continue to grow.

Guys have to continue to be in about this situation and when you make mistakes on the floor, own up to them. When you make mistakes off the floor, own up to them.

When you’re not playing well, own up to it. And when we’re playing well and competing at a high level, we understand that we still got work to do.

All of that kinda goes to that same mix, just maximizing what we’ve got going on.

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