Star reportedly had house burgled while he was playing against Atlanta on Monday.
According to WRTV, it is reported that Indiana Pacers star Paul George had his home burgled on Monday night during his team’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
WRTV reported that $15,000 worth of jewellery, including his platinum NBA All-Star ring, and shoes were stolen from the home during the burglary.
It is understood that George’s parents discovered the theft and immediately alerted the authorities at midnight, according to a police report cited by the TV station.
While the ring that was stolen was a 2014 platinum All-Star piece with diamonds, the theft is said to have occurred during the hours of 19:45-23:45 ET, which would mean that it was carried out while George featured in the Pacers’ loss to the Hawks in Indianapolis.
Reports claim that there were no signs of forced entry and the home alarm system was not set, with George’s parents reportedly telling police that they did not lock the house when they left as they had no key to get back inside.
If true, the news will come as a further blow for George who had 26 points and 12 rebounds on Monday night, but it wasn’t enough to prevent Indiana falling to a 107-97 loss.
As a result of the defeat, they move to the brink of a playoff first-round elimination after slipping to a 3-2 deficit, and considering their recent slump, tension will be growing as they head to Atlanta hoping to stay in the series and bring it back to the Bankers Life Fieldhouse for a Game 7.