When Paul George went down with a gruesome broken leg during Team USA practice last year there were legitimate fears as to whether the Indiana Pacers man would ever return to his All-Star best.
George did return to the hardwood towards the end of last season in an effort to rescue the Pacers' playoff hopes but was largely kept on a tight minutes restriction as fears over his recovery remained. As such Indiana fans are still waiting to see proof that Paul George is fully healed and ready to go.
Well, a new video showing the point guard throwing down a huge between-the-legs dunk, will go a long way to alleviating any fears that may remain.
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The video comes from a visit Paul George is making to the Philippines at present and it is great to see the NBA star seemingly free from any constraints - whether with his leg or his mind.
Although they had seen Paul George return and contribute to the team during the tail end of the 2014-15 campaign, many Indiana Pacers fans remained yet to be convinced that the player's noted athleticism hadn't taken a downward turn after his horrific injury.
After this video, virtually 12 months on from the moment he suffered a compound fracture of both bones in his lower right leg, those doubters should have very little left to question.
Of course, whilst Paul George will be free from any injury concerns, all he and the Indiana Pacers want to do is get back out on the hardwood and start putting his talents up against the NBA elite.
And George himself isn't playing down expectations ahead of the 2015-16 season.
Speaking on his tour of the Far East, the 25-year-old says he wants to be challenging for the top personal honors come crunch time:
"“After being drafted into the NBA, I was playing from the bench and then tried to be a starter, then an All-Star.
"My goal now is set to be MVP. This year, that hasn’t changed."
With the Pacers looking unlikely to challenge at the top table of the NBA, MVP may be a little adventurers for Paul George. After watching his dunking exploits, though, maybe a run at the 2016 Dunk Contest could be on the horizon.