Unless you haven’t had any access to Internet, TV, newspapers, or human contact over the last few months, you already know the Paul George saga.
If you’ve been living under a rock, or on a deserted island far, far away, here’s the condensed version:
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) July 6, 2017
First, reports started coming from just about every NBA insider imaginable that Paul George wanted out of Indy and into L.A.
George is a Los Angeles native and was a huge Lakers fan growing up, so the correlation made sense.
I repeat: Paul George – barring a title chance in Indy – is hell-bent on heading for Laker Land. This message has been sent throughout NBA.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) February 23, 2017
A couple months later, newly-appointed Lakers President Magic Johnson had this infamous interview with Jimmy Kimmel, which spread the rumors of PG13 to L.A. like wildfire.
So over the next couple months, there was a lot of chatter from sports stations, blogs, and networks that George would end up a Laker, the question was when.