We all know whether or not an extension gets done, I think it will but regardless, for Paul George he's going to remain a Pacer for a minimum of the next five years since we'll obviously match any offer. Larry's said so, verbatim. This of course won't stop the media from pushing the "Paul George could be a Laker!" narrative.
So good on Paul for doing what he can to shut em up, quotes snipped;
"Everywhere I go [in L.A.] they say, 'We want you here. Don't sign with the Pacers,' " George said. "I hear that constantly. It's getting a little repetitive … but I'm getting used to it.
"I understand it. I can't really be mad about it. It's a great feeling when people in the stands really want you."
"I'm happy to be in Indiana," George said. "I'm happy to be where I am. If I was going to leave Indiana and come to the Lakers, it just wouldn't be a smart move for me. We got a great thing going right now."
On one hand I suppose it's pretty cool to have a guy that's so coveted. On the other, this stuff is going to get absurdly annoying.