At first, it was merely a dream. It was far from possible. Everyone knew PG13 wanted to go home to southern California; this stop in Oklahoma City was a novelty. A curiosity. An NBA intermission.
But then, particularly over the last week, the momentum began to build in earnest. Paul George might actually be leaning toward re-signing with the Thunder in free agency.
And now, it's all come true. The five-time All-Star is reportedly returning for another go-round with OKC.
Paul George has agreed to a four-year, $137M max contract with the Thunder, league source tells ESPN. Deal includes a player option.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2018
Wow, wait a minute, four years? A three-plus-one, technically, with that last year being a player option, but still, that's a LONG time to commit to OKC. And he's doing it.
That party tonight must be pretty fun, huh?
For an Oklahoma City franchise that has been gutted by the loss of franchise players, MVP's ... what a day.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) July 1, 2018
In his first season with Oklahoma City, George posted career highs in steals and three-point percentage. His partnership with Russell Westbrook was simpatico, it only figures to improve with another season of work.
Enjoy the night, OKC homies. The man from Palmdale has taken a liking to the Heartland.