In the last episode of his mini-series My Journey, Paul George reversed his decision to extend to Oklahoma City rather than move to Los Angeles, where he confirmed he wanted to play when he applied for his transfer to the Pacers a year ago.
“It was very stressful, not an easy decision. I really appreciate the ‘Laker Nation’ who wanted me to come home. I wanted to come here a year ago, before going to OKC. Unfortunately I was not transferred to the Lakers, the Lakers did not get me, I was transferred to OKC. And that was a very beautiful thing for me. »Paul George
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Sam Presti (GM), Russell Westbrook (about whom he said: “What I like is that he’s hungry. He wants it. I want it“) And the entire franchise as a whole managed to convince the Californian.
“They took matters into their own hands, they were open, honest, while maintaining the authenticity of our relationship. It was all very ‘true’. My relationship with Sam (Presti), my connection with Russ (Westbrook). I really felt a family spirit and a brotherhood in this franchise.
“It’s more than loyalty. It’s doing what I think is the right thing to do. For me this is the best opportunity to ‘cement’ myself and to bring a title where it has never been taken. I want to be part of something special, something that I created. And I think I can create something in Oklahoma. Russ is someone I can win with, and vice versa ”Paul George