Paul George suffered what can only be described as a horrific injury on Friday. The Pacers star fractured his tibia after colliding with a stanchion under the basket, and required two-hours of surgery to repair the damage.
After word traveled through social media the hashtag #PrayForPaulGeorge sprouted up on Twitter, receiving mixed sentiments. Some people were sympathetic towards George, while others took umbrage with the hashtag, using it ironically to push social agendas.
You can please all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you can’t please all the people all the time: I think Bob Dylan said that. Anywho, here’s a collection of reactions from people on Twitter praying (and not) for Paul George.
— Nick Trailblazer (@NickTrailblazer) August 2, 2014
Also, please pray for children with cancer and those not protected with max contracts worth millions #PrayForPaulGeorge
— David Mouser Ed.D. (@MowZ13) August 2, 2014
#PrayForPaulGeorge Why is this trending? How about pray for more important things, like innocent people who are dying around the world.
— bana ü (@_saturdaysunday) August 2, 2014
— Nick Quiroga (@Nick_Quiroga) August 2, 2014
God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers. #PrayForPaulGeorge
— Melvin Dolberry Jr. (@Mel0Matic) August 2, 2014
#PrayForPaulGeorge? Nah, I’m good thanks. I’d rather pray for the people being unnecessarily killed around the world.
— Mark Bennett (@m3ennett) August 2, 2014
— (@MotivateAth) August 2, 2014
Everyone saying #PrayForPaulGeorge …but how many of you actually got down and prayed for him?
— KD_32 (@Kd_Johnson32) August 2, 2014
— Fabian Lucero (@FaBeyond) August 2, 2014
— Ron Smiley (@RonSmileyFox59) August 2, 2014