Jason George is a former American professional basketball player who is best known for his time in the NBA. Born on February 9, 1975, in Los Angeles, California, George attended Pepperdine University, where he was a standout player for the Waves.
After going undrafted in the 1997 NBA draft, George joined the Dallas Mavericks for the 1997-98 season. He played sparingly for the Mavericks, appearing in just 19 games, and was waived by the team at the end of the season.
George then signed with the Toronto Raptors and played in the NBA’s developmental league before making his way back to the NBA. He played for the Vancouver Grizzlies, Orlando Magic, and Houston Rockets before joining the Los Angeles Clippers in 2002.
With the Clippers, George played a key role off the bench for the team, and was a key contributor to their success. He played for the Clippers for four seasons, and was a fan favorite for his hustle and hard-nosed style of play.
George retired from professional basketball in 2006, ending a nine-year career that saw him play for several teams in the NBA. Although he never reached the heights of some of his peers, George was a solid role player and a valuable contributor to the teams he played for.
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