Pacers Links: Three P's today include Pacers, Paul and paintball

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Paul George was in the spotlight yesterday but the whole team is in town playing pickup and doing other team bonding activities to get ready for the start of training camp on Saturday.

On Media Day eve, plenty of links for Pacers fans to enjoy. Of course, most deal with the Pacers big announcement yesterday that they locked up Paul George to a max contract extension which will kick in next year. PG was fantastic in expressing his appreciation and level of excitement for remaining in Indy for the next several years.

Along with his presser, PG also appeared on the Dan Dakich Show (link below) and shared similar sentiments. I really enjoyed hearing PG talk about how he loves being a part of the community and the embrace he's felt from the locals.

"I probably wave at about 20 or 30 people every time I go home," George said. "It's pretty crazy. I just recently purchased a house on Geist, which I love - the whole community. I have kids bringing me grapes. It's just crazy. I've never felt so a part of something and a part of the community like that. ...It's really love here and somewhere I love to call my home."

Also, last night I appeared on The Phil Naessens Show once again where we discussed Paul George's big day and the impact of Larry Bird returning to the Pacers front office. You can listen on Phil's site or right here.

Finally, before hitting the links, check out what has become the Pacers annual pre-camp paintball outing. Scott Agness has the crew posing at White River Paintball in rural Anderson. David West? Danny Granger? Luis Scola sneaking in the pic? Can't decide my favorite look.

Check out the links:

George Enters Brave New World | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Frank Vogel on Paul George's Extension | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

Paul George Contract Extension Press Conference | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE INDIANA PACERS

New contract means new world for Pacers, George - 1070 The Fan

Pacers re-signing Paul George helps chances of immediate success, limits future salary cap options | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

Paul George on the Dan Dakich Show - 1070 The Fan podcast

Paul George, Indiana Pacers make contract extension official | Indianapolis Star | indystar.com

WISHTV - George extends contract with Pacers

Paul George signs a contract extension with the Indiana Pacers, as they gear up for a championship run - Yahoo Sports

Paul George's next leap, the problem with jersey nicknames and Shaq in Sacramento - SBNation.com

The right and wrong way to float in the NBA's middle class - SBNation.com

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