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This may be another ordinary Tuesday for you and me, but that’s not the case over in Oklahoma City, where Thunder fans are putting in the necessary work to convince Paul George to be more than a rental by waiting for his arrival at Will Rogers Airport.
You gotta respect grown-ass men wasting a day at the airport for someone who might break their hearts in a year:
Thunder fans are at the airport waiting to welcome Paul George when he arrives. Scheduled to land in OKC around 1 pm CT. pic.twitter.com/rItKrajgv5
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) July 11, 2017
— Brian Brinkley (@BrianBrinkleyOK) July 11, 2017
“I grew up a Lakers and a Clippers fan,” George says. “I idolized Kobe. There will always be a tie here, a connection here. People saying I want to come here, who doesn’t want to play for their hometown? That’s a dream come true, if you’re a kid growing up on the outskirts of L.A., to be the man in your city. But it’s definitely been overstated. For me, it’s all about winning. I want to be in a good system, a good team. I want a shot to win it. I’m not a stats guy. I’m playing this game to win and build a legacy of winning. I’ve yet to do that. I’m searching for it. If we get a killer season in Oklahoma, we make the conference finals or upset the Warriors or do something crazy, I’d be dumb to want to leave that.”
These same people will potentially be spitting venom at PG next offseason:
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Update: He’s arrived!
— OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) July 11, 2017