Paul George is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was drafted in 2010 by the Indiana Pacers where he played for seven seasons before he was traded to Oklahoma City Thunder in 2017. He was part of the US basketball team that won the gold medal at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
George has had controversies trailing him with regards to his love life. The five-time NBA All-Star has had a couple of affairs, one of which saw him become a father. There is a lot more to learn about the NBA star including juicy details of the pregnancy drama with his baby mama.
Paul George’s Bio & Age
Paul George was born on May 2, 1990, as Paul Clifton Anthony George in Palmdale, California as the youngest child and only son to his parents, Paul and Paulette George. He and his two sisters – Teiosha and Portala – were raised in Palmdale by their parents. His family seems to have a thing for athletics as all three of them are involved in one form of sports or the other. His eldest sister, Teiosha is a basketball player and played at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, while his immediate elder sister, Portala, preferred volleyball and played at California State University in San Bernardino.
George, also a basketball player developed a love for the game at a young age. As an avid basketballer, the kid played against his sister at every opportunity and was a fan of the Los Angeles basketball franchises – Clippers and Lakers.
He attended Knight High School and played in the school’s basketball team in his first year. He averaged 23.2 points and 11.2 rebounds in his senior year.
Paul George opted to go with California State University despite offers for his talent from renowned colleges like Pennsylvania State University, Georgetown University, and others. He decided to go with CSU because he felt he would be accorded more playing time there.
Paul’s professional career began when he was selected by Indiana Pacers in the 2010 NBA draft. His talent was sure to make him earn a starting berth in the team’s lineup with jersey number 24. He would, however, change his number to 13 in 2014, earning him the nickname “PG-13”.
Paul George let his anger get the better part of him in a game against Toronto Raptors during the 2015-16 season as he felt his team was hard done by the referee. His criticism would later attract a heavy penalty on him as he was slammed with a $10,000 fine for his remarks. Nevertheless, he played basketball for the Pacers from 2010 to 2017 before moving back to Oklahoma City Thunder in a two-way swap deal for Domantas Sabonis and Victor Oladipo.
In 2018, despite stating publicly that he would fancy a move to join the Los Angeles Lakers, he still extended his stay with the Thunders by signing a four-year deal reported to be worth $137 million.
Is Paul George Married? Wife, Girlfriend, Baby Mama
Paul George is not yet married and as such does not have a wife, but his love and relationship life is an interesting one. Tall and handsome George has not been with so many women in his life but he has been officially linked with two women which are just enough to label his love life a controversy. He has been known to have dated Daniela Rajic, a cabaret dancer, and Jessica Burciaga, a Playboy model, and actress. Paul started dating the latter after he broke up with the former in 2013.
Daniela Rajic met George at the Tootsie Club, where she worked as a dancer in 2013 and they started their relationship with lasted just for a few months. But that was not to be the end of their relations as the Miami-born dancer became pregnant and named the basketball star as the father of her unborn child. The revelations were just getting started as she further revealed that George had asked her to abort the baby and offered her the sum of $1 million to that effect – an offer she claimed she refused.
As the media aired the story, George accepted having an affair with Danilla but denied offering her money to abort her pregnancy. He opted for a test to confirm he was responsible for the child when the child, a baby girl – Olivia – was born and the test confirmed him as the father.
Paul George is currently dating beautiful American model Jessica Burciaga. Burciaga who is known as Jessie is famous for being a Playboy model and was Playboy’s Playmate of the Month in February 2009. Her relationship with the NBA star began in 2013 and there is still no signs of slowing down even though both parties have not divulged any intentions of going to the altar as husband and wife. We can only wait and see.
Paul George was also rumored to have had an affair with his teammate, Roy Hibbert’s wife, Valerie Cooke. A rumor, he vehemently quashed on social media.
Height and Weight
Paul George’s body measurement and statistics are always of interest to his fans. The Oklahoma City Thunder forward has a height of 6 feet 9 inches with a body weight of 100kg. His body measurements are Chest – 47, Biceps/Arms – 17, and Waist – 36 (all in inches). His eye color is dark brown and his hair color is black.