Paul George is opening up about his struggles in the NBA bubble … saying he couldn’t sleep for 2 WEEKS — and it played a huge role in his performance on the court.
The Clippers forward joined former teammate Serge Ibaka on his “How Hungry Are You?” cooking show recently … and detailed how mentally and physically taxing his time at the Disney World campus in Orlando was in 2020.
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“A lot of it was just weighing on me,” George told Ibaka. “For one, I wasn’t sleeping. No lie, I probably went a good week and a half, 2 weeks of 0 sleep. I would lay in bed and my mind would be racing.”
PG told Serge that his lack of sleep was so concerning, he tried using different solutions — from taking naps to therapy to using sleeping gummies to remedy the problem.
Of course, George was pretty inconsistent throughout the 2020 NBA playoffs … and he says it was extra tough on him because there was no way to escape.
Ultimately, Paul admits his sleep deprivation negatively affected his performance on the court … but he’s not making excuses for blowing a 3-1 series lead against the Denver Nuggets.
“I ain’t gon’ make no excuses on it … he said. “We just blew it.”
Fast-forward to this season — PG13 was impressive in the 26 games he’s played for the Clippers, but is currently sidelined as he rehabs a torn ligament in his right elbow.