Yeah, Thunder fans. He's staying.​


As the momentum has increasingly moved in the direction of LeBron James opting for the Los Angeles Lakers in free agency, the guy many once thought would be a shoo-in to join him there appears to be set to do nothing of the sort. 


According to ESPN's Royce Young, Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook is throwing a big party in Oklahoma City tonight. And Paul George, with whom he famously teamed up this past season, will reportedly be attending.

​​For those who somehow forgot, NBA free agency begins at midnight tonight.


​The timing of absolutely none of this is an accident.

If George does in fact put pen to paper for the Thunder, he's likely to sign a LeBron-esque "one-plus-one" deal -- one year and then a player option for a second -- at essentially maximum allowable rate. Say what you want about the look and feel of the Thunder this past season, but PG13 and Russ just get along.

​​Oh, boy.


Get strapped in, folks. You may as well pour yourself a beverage right now so you're good and ready right at the stroke of 12:00.