Paul George is coming off his big arrival-on-the-NBA-scene party (despite having been phenomenal in the 2011-12 season as well). He's in the last year of his deal. And if no extension is reached, he'll be a restricted free agent next summer. Pacers.com transcribed an interview with George on ESPN, and the topic of switching teams came up.
Great news, Pacers fans! George wants to remain a Pacer!
“My heart is still in Indiana,” the 23-year-old said. “… I'm still a Pacer, and hopefully I remain a Pacer. I'm happy where I'm at.”
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He also talked about how loyalty is so important to him. So, really, nothing to worry about. This will all end well, for once. No small-market superstar forcing his way to a big market because ... aw, crap.
George said that him hypothetically joining the Lakers would certainly be a “family-favorite team.”
“Of course it would be tough (to say no to Kobe). You're talk...