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REPORT: Paul George Wants to Wear ‘The Purple and Gold’

Paul George has more than likely played his last game with the Indiana Pacers and rumors are running rampant that he will be playing in Los Angeles next season, and apparently it is not a secret on which LA team he wants to play for either.

Magic Johnson was a guest on Jimmy Kimmel Live recently and teased that the Lakers would go after George. Whether that is via trade or free agency is unknown at this point, but either way Magic has a good shot at landing the SoCal native. George reportedly has his sights set on being a Laker. Via LA Daily News:

Johnson pretty much admitted he’ll be going after Paul George on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” when he was asked what he would do if he saw George on vacation.
“No, we gonna say ‘hi’ because we know each other,” Johnson said. “You just can’t say, ‘Hey, I want you to come to the Lakers,’ even though I’ll be wink winking like, ‘you know what that means right?’”

So Johnson knows what he needs. He’s got to import a special player. George checks a lot of boxes. The Pacers star is a top-10 player at peak performance. He has struggled with consistency in the playoffs, but has already played in 63 playoff games. And he doesn’t turn 27 until May 2. Still in his prime, he already has made two trips to the Eastern Conference finals, both times being denied a trip to the NBA Finals by the best player in the sport, LeBron James.

A SoCal native, he’s been talking about playing for his hometown team, the Lakers, for a long time. He’s never made his long-term intentions a secret within the Pacers’ locker room, according to former teammates. He wants to wear the purple and gold

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