Coach K: Paul George is playing the best basketball of his life

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It's been two years since Paul George suffered that horrific injury that threatened to derail his career.

Since the leg break, however, George hasn't really shown any regression and maintains his place as one of the best players in the entire NBA.

Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski was there on that fateful night in the run up to the FIBA World Cup where PG suffered his injury and had some incredibly encouraging words to say about the Indiana Pacers star.

Speaking after Team USA's win over Argentina in a tune up game ahead of the Olympics, Coach K said that he believes George is playing better than ever.

"I think he's playing the best basketball in his life right now," Krzyzewski said following Friday's win.

George scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting to go along with two rebounds, two steals and a single assist in 16 minutes of action as USA won out 111-74..

With it being his first game for his country since the leg break, George was naturally quite emotional. 

"It was a lot of emotions. I'm not gonna lie," George said in a postgame interview on NBA TV. "The guys in the locker room did a great job of making sure I was good before we came out and ran on this floor."

He was also thankful to the higher ups in Team USA, who said all along that the forward would have a place on the roster after the pre-World Championships injury.

"They stuck to their word. They're just as committed to me as I'm committed to playing for my country."

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