Paul George revealed to ESPN’s The Undefeated that he “would have been in a Lakers uniform” if he had never been traded from the Indiana Pacers.
Had the Pacers not traded him to OKC, he would be in a Lakers uniform right now. Although he fell in love with the city and team in OKC.
George returns to Los Angeles for the first time since deciding to re-sign with Oklahoma City to play the LA Clippers on Friday.
“Going toward the summer and going toward free agency, I kind of had my mind made up talking with the team, talking with Russ and talking with the front-office,” George said. “I kind of felt good where we were at. Last [season], I didn’t get a chance to start with this team fresh. I got traded late. So, I picked up things late with the team. I wanted to get to it right away this time and start creating early.”
Paul George signed a four-year, $137 million contract extension this past off season with the Thunder, so he really was going to be set either way.
PG13 also had a nice opening night even though the Thunder lost.
— NBA (@NBA) October 17, 2018
Apparently no one is missing him in Indiana.
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) October 18, 2018