In 2017, Paul George became the core of a big-name trade in the NBA. The Indiana Pacers stars were traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. George revealed how the move happened Knuckle Podcast With former NBA players Quentin Richardson and Darius Miles.
The current Los Angeles Clippers star revealed that he wanted to enter Indiana to have the best striker in the league. He told the Pacers staff, but they were reluctant to take action. Therefore, George concluded that the team did not want to win and asked the agent to find him another team.
“I won’t say these names because I will keep them private. I just say this. At the time, I had one of the best power forwards and said he wanted to come to Indy and work with me. They [the Pacers] It’s like “We’re a small market. We can’t do it. We can’t afford it.” I’m like “The best power forward wants to come here to play. Can’t you all do it?” So I thought, now I’m angry, Because it’s like “What am I doing here?” They don’t want to do this… I called my agent and said, “Man, let me leave here. They don’t want to win,” George said.
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