Paul George Wants To Play For The Lakers, The Internet Has Jokes
Paul George wants to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, eventually. Reportedly, the NBA star informed the Indiana Pacers that he plans to become a free agent after the 2017-2018 season.
Reports Yahoo Sports:
All-Star forward Paul George has informed the Indiana Pacers that he plans to become a free agent in the summer of 2018 and will leave the franchise – preferably for the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources told The Vertical.
George hasn’t requested a trade before he can opt out of his 2018-19 contract, but did have his agent, Aaron Mintz, tell new Indiana president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard that he wanted to be forthright on his plans and spare the franchise any confusion about his intentions, league sources told The Vertical.
It seems like Magic Johnson is already reacting.
God is so good!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) June 18, 2017
Expect LeBron James to be having discussions with Mr. George before any Lake Show decisions are solidified.
Wait, a “rental”?
Story updated with Pacers beginning trade talks for 'rentals' on Paul George, including contact with …. Cleveland. https://t.co/Ct6819EtyG
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 18, 2017
Peep the the Internet reactions, and conspiracy theories, below and on the following pages.
Reminder: Paul George, D'Angelo Russell, & Julius Randle share the same agent, & he probably wants all 3 in LA. That's a lot of power.
— Laker Film Room (@LakerFilmRoom) June 18, 2017
Paul George to the #LakeShow awwwwwwwwwww shit. Rebuild and make LA great again.
— BEN BALLER™ (@BENBALLER) June 18, 2017
Lakers fans seeing the Paul George news… pic.twitter.com/uHBjj6agMT
— Eastbay (@Eastbay) June 18, 2017
Paul George declaring his intentions all but guarantees the Lakers will select Lonzo Ball over Josh Jackson at No. 2.
— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) June 18, 2017
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