Thunder forward Paul George took some heat after Duke sensation Zion Williamson went down with a sprained knee after he slipped, ripped open his shoe and immediately fell to the floor during the first minute of Wednesday's game against North Carolina.

Williamson was wearing Nike's PG 2.5, which is part of the company's collaboration with George. The Oklahoma City star addressed the incident Thursday during his media availability, saying he spoke with Nike to determine the problem and wishes the Duke forward "all the best" in his recovery.

"I don't know the severity of his injury right now," George said. "I just wish him the best through his recovery if it is something more severe and honestly I'm just there for him through that time of being hurt and being injured on a big stage, big game and him not being able to play.

"Outside of that, I don't necessarily know what happened. I talked with Nike to see what went wrong, what happened with the shoe. I take pride in that. My shoe has been a successful shoe, not only in college but in the NBA. A lot of people been in them, a lot of people been wearing them so I don't necessarily know. It's never happened to my knowledge before so it's tough.

George reiterated his focus is on Williamson's recovery, rather than any backlash with his shoes. 

"My only concern is with Zion," George continued. "People was making a big deal about the shoe when everything should've been about Zion and his injury."

George also said he reached out to Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski today to check in on Williamson’s condition, according to The Oklahoman.

Williamson has been projected as the top pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He has averaged 21.6 points (68.3 percent shooting) and 8.8 rebounds per game.