OKC Thunder forward Paul George
But in a recent profile by The Athletic's Sam Amick, George reflected on his time in Indy and isn't sure whether or not the Pacers will retire his No. 13 (or 24) jersey when all is said and done.
In our interview, Paul George also discusses the prospect of his Pacers jersey being retired.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) March 15, 2019
“If they do it it’ll be 30 years from now, he explained. “I’m not sure I’ve done enough.”https://t.co/BlDXcSXEke
While George had a very good run with the Pacers, a horrific leg injury and an awkward ending in Indianapolis could have hurt his chances. George missed significant time after hurting himself playing for Team USA and he doesn't even rank in the team's top-10 all-time for points, rebounds, or assists, but is third in three-pointers and fifth in steals.
The last Pacer great to have his number retired was Reggie Miller and his No. 31. who retired as the NBA's three-point king before being surpassed by Ray Allen.
Paul George says he’s happy the Pacers are doing well. Also said he knows what it’s like to be in this building and have the crowd behind you for a comeback win. pic.twitter.com/knVxxEM6Dc— Tyler Smith (@TylerSmith_ISL) March 15, 2019
George came of age in a Pacers uniform but it remains unclear as to what the team will do when he retires. A young PG brought LeBron James and the Heatles to the brink of elimination in the Eastern Conference finals, taking Miami seven games in 2013 and six games in 2014.