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Paul George says ‘it would be tough to say no’ to Kobe, but he’s happy with the Pacers

Jul 17, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

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Paul George had a breakout season for the Indiana Pacers, earning his first trip to the All-Star game and going toe-to-toe at with LeBron James at times during a compelling Eastern Conference Finals series that went all seven games.

His rookie contract will be up after next season, at which time George will technically hit the free agent market — although his status will be restricted, with the Pacers having the opportunity to match any offer he may receive to play somewhere else.

If George continues on his current trajectory, the decision will be a no-brainer for Indiana to offer him a max contract to keep him in town for the next four or five seasons. As of right now, that plan sounds just fine to George, who is happy in Indiana, despite his ties to Los Angeles.

From Scott Agness of Pacers.com:

“My heart is still in Indiana,” the 23-year-old said [in an interview with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio on Tuesday.] “… I’m still a Pacer, and hopefully I remain a Pacer. I’m happy where I’m at.”

George said that him hypothetically joining the Lakers would certainly be a “family-favorite team.”

“Of course it would be tough (to say no to Kobe). You’re talking about playing [at] home.”

The Lakers came up not only because they always do, but because George grew up in Los Angeles, and the Lakers will be looking to sign some big-name free agents next summer when they’ll have almost an entire roster full of salary cap space to pursue anyone that they choose.

But again, George is a restricted free agent, and will likely be deserving of a max contract that the team should have no trouble offering in order to keep him in Indiana for the next several years.

There’s no reason he wouldn’t want to be there right now considering the success the team has seen in his three seasons there, but it’s still good news for the franchise that George isn’t looking to leave anytime soon.

  1. loungefly74 - Jul 17, 2013 at 8:34 AM

    PG is a great player….don’t know if he is deserving of a max contract though…IMO…only a handful truly deserve the max.

    • somekat - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:15 AM

      If the Pacers don’t give him a max, other teams will (Just off the top of my head, Philly and LA are going to have a ton of space and both are going to be looking at PG). Just seems dumb to me to let a guy hit the market, and possibly wind up with hard feelings, when you know you are going to have to give him the deal anyway (if you want him to stay).

      If the Pacers just decided they aren’t willing to give PG and deal and let him walk, I could understand it (not agree with it, but understand it), but if that’s not the case, he should get this deal long before he has any chance to leave

      • loungefly74 - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:39 AM

        you are right…PG will get a max. does he deserve it? IMO, no…but that doesnt matter. Pacers will be smart to keep him.

    • redbaronx - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:53 PM

      @loungefly74 – For once I agree with you. Too many players in the NBA get max contracts when in reality they only bring value on one side of the ball (Defense/Offense). A max player should be a real difference maker for your team that is indispensable.

      The other scenario is signing a player that mentally might not be up to the challenge. Take John Wall. The guy refuses to go out and recruit other players to the team, has barely proven he is a star player in the NBA, and now he wants a max contract???

      A max contract player shouldn’t just be a great player, but the cornerstone of the franchise that is also MENTALLY the guy who can lead you to a banner. If the Wizards pay John Wall a max contract, I’m gonna puke! Ditto for Brandon Jennings!

      • loungefly74 - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:21 PM

        agree…no way J-Wall is a max player…unfortunately, he knows the market may/will net him the max though…

        Who is (truly) worthy of a max deal? (from today’s date…so age/injury is a factor):

        Lebron
        Durant
        Chris Paul
        those are the easy ones…anyone else, there is a debatable argument….

        westbrook
        rose
        harden
        howard
        d. williams
        love
        anthony
        irving

        who else?

        guys like Wade, Bryant, Duncan. Dirk, etc…are too old or injury prone to get a max contract today.

      • redbaronx - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:45 PM

        I’d add Rondo to that list of debatable max and Rose should definitely be on the definite list of max players despite the year off from injury.

        The reason that teams shouldn’t be so eager to hand out a max contract, is that it saddles your team with the same $ figure as a guy like LeBron or Durant who are total game changers. So if you give a guy like Wall or Brandon Jennings a max contract, basically you’re putting yourself in a position where you’re guaranteed NOT to win a banner, and you’re in the business of selling tickets only.

      • sportsfan18 - Jul 18, 2013 at 3:38 PM

        And the owners locked the players out because many of them were “losing” money and they wanted a great portion of the pie.

        It was the owners who approved and allowed all the contracts they gave to players, the bad ones too.

        Now they are still giving out max deals to players who don’t deserve them. Then, a year or two later when they’re still not winning as much as they think, they go about adding expensive pieces around their “max” player because he doesn’t produce at a max level. Their max player isn’t happy, may talk of leaving or opting out, if his contract contains that, or the fans are restless because they can’t get out of the first round of the playoffs.

        You’re doomed if your max player really isn’t worth it. At that point, most teams begin throwing good money after bad in an effort to pull themselves out of the situation they’re in.

  2. saint1997 - Jul 17, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    PG is definitely a max player but unfortunately for Lakers fans I can’t see any other team letting their stars go in FA (Wall, George, James) except possibly Knicks failing to re sign Melo

    • somekat - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:17 AM

      James and Melo have early opt outs, the teams have no choice. If they want to leave, they leave. Wall and George and RFA, and outside of a “poison pill” contract, I don’t see how either of those guys get moved, so with those 2 I agree

      That being said, if James leaves I think he goes back to Cleveland. I don’t think Melo wants to leave (NY is home), but if he does, LA wouldn’t shock me

      • karlton3 - Jul 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM

        People talk about “poison pill” contracts like we’re dealing with Jeremy Lin or someone of his caliber where you artificially inflate a year in the contract to make it difficult for another team to match.

        You cannot “poison pill” a max player because he’s already getting the max. One of two things will happen with Paul George: 1) he’ll sign a max offer from someone else and the Pacers will match or 2) he’ll sign with the Pacers before he’s a RFA. The only real question will be whether or not he signs with the Pacers for the max contract that any other team could give him or he signs for the larger max that the Pacers could give him.

        Short answer: He’s going to be a Pacer for at least 5 more years (counting this one).

      • kb2408 - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM

        Why would Melo stay in N.Y. for the rest of his career and finish 4th or 5th in the East, when he could go to the glamor team in the league and play with his good friend? Not only that, the LAKERS would be his in two more seasons. Unless Amare’ retires or is traded (very unlikely) the Knicks are screwed and stuck behind Indy, Brooklyn, Miami and Chicago for the foreseeable future. And LaLa love L.A.! Will it happen? Who knows. But I think the LAKERS have an excellent chance of landing Melo.

      • sportsfan18 - Jul 17, 2013 at 6:27 PM

        kb2408

        But why would the Lakers want Melo? Unlike Kobe, he doesn’t play D. He is even more of a volume scorer than Kobe is and he shoots worse than Kobe (while playing no D).

        Melo will turn 31 very early on in the 14/15 season.

        Melo is currently only in 199th place on the all time true shooting percentage leader board. Kobe is currently in 130th place (Durant is 25th, LeBron is 58th and climbing, Magic is 9th, MJ is 73rd, Bird is 90th, Nash is 13th – he just missed another 50/90/40 shooting season last year).

        So Melo isn’t really that good of a shooter (he shot .449% from the field this past season. Kobe shot .463% from the field this past season. Durant shot .510% and LeBron shot .565% from the field this past year).

        So due to playing no D, shooting too much and not shooting well enough, his age… He is not a person a team should plan to build around (as Kobe would be riding off into the sunset very soon after his arrival).

      • bougin89 - Jul 18, 2013 at 10:12 AM

        “Wall and George and RFA, and outside of a “poison pill” contract,”

        Poisoin pill contracts don’t happen when guys are going to get max contracts or at least near max contracts. Don’t you think Indy and Washington are “budgeting” for these two guys to get paid? They won’t be held hostage with luxury tax issues like the Knicks were because of Melo, Chandler, and Amare’s contracts…

      • thermanmerman99 - Jul 18, 2013 at 8:08 PM

        why do people always say carmello is from new york? he is from baltimore not new york and syracuse where he went to school is nowhere near new york city, so it is odd that people keep saying his home is new york when it isnt.

    • zelaya322 - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      Lebron James will be a UNRESTRICTED free agent, so he can go where he wants. Same for Wade. Indiana is keeping PG without a doubt. Wall is talking contract extension this season so he probably won’t be available either. As a Laker fan, it’s fun having tons of cap space, but I’m not sure there will be any product to buy.

    • justtoldya - Jul 18, 2013 at 12:00 AM

      kb2408 so you’re saying Melo should leave a team thats at least in the playoffs (NYK) to a team that barely makes or probably doesn’t make the playoffs (Lakers). You talk about the glamour team but don’t forget Lakers are going to be rebuilding

  3. ctiggs - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    wall lmao

  4. bucrightoff - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:16 AM

    Actually its pretty easy to say no to Kobe. In case you haven’t noticed the Lakers have never signed a marquee free agent while Kobe has been there. Kobe is great, but everyone knows you’ll always play second fiddle to him and you’ll often have to deal with him being borderline allergic to passing.

  5. money2long - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    i always wondered why george wears #24 .. hmm

  6. gettinbuckets513 - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    No one wants to play with Kobe. He thinks he can jack up 20-25 shots a game and win another ring, Ha!

    • money2long - Jul 17, 2013 at 10:01 AM

      worked for mj

      • professoressadiesel - Jul 17, 2013 at 10:46 AM

        Because MJ was MJ.

      • thomaskouns - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM

        Yeah, it worked for MJ because he had a nearly .50 higher shooting percentage while playing World Class D on whoever guarded him.

      • gettinbuckets513 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:30 PM

        Kobe ain’t MJ, check the stats and resumes. MJ never played with an all-star big, Kobe has had the best bigs in the league the past 15 year’s. That’s why he’s been able to shoot 45% for his career and still win. MJ had to shoot 50% for his career for his career. 6 FINALS MVP’s and 5 regular season.

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:19 PM

        “MJ never played with an all-star big”

        Sure, if you’re not including Horace Grant, Dennis Rodman or Bill Cartwright.

      • money2long - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:56 PM

        o plz gettingbuckets. kobe best bigs last so n so yrs. yeah, i heard nelly saying that on first take yesterday. u musta watched. okay, kobe had shaq. they helped each other win those 3 rings. next was pau…whom didnt even blow ppl away when he was acquired. the only reason it was a big deal, was because kwameeee brownnnn was the lakers centerpiece sent back in return. oother than that, i remember being happy about it as a laker fan, but the haters out there were still calling pau mediocre! how many of you were calling him soft for how many yrs?? how about after they lost to the celtics in the finals? did u guys bury pau like i remember ? or was he still “the best big man of the last 15 yrs” at the time? kobe haters only give pau props when the team is successful as an excuse as to why kobe still has success at a late age. get your hate goggles off. they’re looking foggy.

        o and b4 i forget…is dwight part of that best big man crew? although dwight had some good numbers, lets not be fooled. he wasn’t moving around at his best for most of last season. and this is only one yr kobe has had dwight.

      • brutl - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:03 PM

        Horace Grant and Bill Cartwright are one time all-stars. Does anybody call Devin Harris or Mo Williams all-star guards? I think you’re stretching it a bit.
        MJ was definitely more of a team player. He was not just a gunner. And he did not need a dominant big man to win, he just needed his big to play D. Big Big HUUUGE difference between MJ and Kobe

      • zoomy123 - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:10 PM

        @asimonetti88

        You’re clearly missing the point. MJ never played with a dominant big like Shaq, so he never had any big men to fall back on. Kobe was able to shoot 37% from the field, 20% from 3 and average 15.6 ppg in the 2000 NBA Finals because he had Shaq to carry him to a ring. And the same thing happened in game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals when he shot 6/24 from the field and 0/6 from 3. People don’t like to admit it, but Bryant is a volume scorer.

        The last time Dennis Rodman was an All-Star was 1992; he played with Chicago from 1995-1998, although he did average 15+ rebounds a game. Bill Cartwright was only ever an All-Star in 1980. But I guess you could consider Horace Grant an All-Star caliber big.

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:24 PM

        Horace Grant was an outstanding defender and a tough rebounder. Was he a superstar? No, but his ability to play tough defense and score here and there at a fairly efficient rate was absolutely instrumental to the Bulls first three championship teams. He was a deserving All-Star who probably should have made a couple more teams. I know many of the commenters here skew younger and probably only remember Horace Grant as the old guy but he was a beast in his younger days.

      • j4db - Jul 17, 2013 at 3:24 PM

        Dennis Rodman WAS an all-star center. And mj maybe didn’t need an all star center to win, but he sure as hell needed an all-star wing player i.e. Scottie Pippen. Mj couldn’t get out of the east until pippen got to the team

      • sportsfan18 - Jul 17, 2013 at 6:45 PM

        Put it this way, MJ never had a big on his team that thoroughly outplayed him in 4 NBA finals like Kobe did.

        Here are Kobe’s stats vs. Shaq’s stats in their 4 finals together. Notice Kobe’s shooting percentages…

        1999-2000 vs Indiana Pacers
        Shaq 38ppg 16rpg 2apg 61%FG
        Kobe 15ppg 4rpg 4apg 36%FG

        2000-2001 vs Philadelphia
        Shaq 33ppg 15rpg 4apg 57%FG
        Kobe 24ppg 7rpg 5apg 41%FG

        2001-2002 vs New Jersey Nets
        Shaq 36ppg 12rpg 3apg 59%FG
        Kobe 26ppg 5rpg 5apg 51%FG

        2003-2004 vs. Detriot
        Shaq 27ppg 11rpg 2apg 63%FG
        Kobe 23ppg 3rpg 4apg 38%FG

        Shaq only took 84 FG attempts while shooting a tad over 63%. Kobe took 113 shots while only shooting a tad over 38%.

        Kobe only shot .174% from 3 pt range in these finals (4 for 23)

        Now, no one would consider Pau Gasol anywhere near as dominant as Shaq and neither do I. But Pau shot much better than Kobe in the 08 finals and in the 09 finals. Kobe scored more simply because he took more shots.

        08 finals

        Pau .532%FG 62 shot attempts
        Kobe .405%FG 131 shot attempts

        09 finals

        Pau .600%FG 60 shot attempts
        Kobe .430%FG 135 shot attempts

      • agjoni654 - Jul 18, 2013 at 2:59 AM

        @sportsfan18: If I’m reading correctly, you are stating that in 4 full NBA finals Shaquille O’Neal only took 84 shots? If you don’t know what I’m referring to, it’s your post about Kobe’s stats compared to Shaq’s. Shaq did not take a mere 84 shots in the 20 games that he and Kobe played together in the finals. It just would not be possible. The other statistics listed are correct, so I don’t know why you would fool yourself Shaq can score so much on so few attempts.

    • loungefly74 - Jul 17, 2013 at 10:27 AM

      the Lakers have been to 7 finals during his tenure. thats the bottom line.

    • spthegr8 - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:02 AM

      @gettinbuckets
      Aren’t you just a fountain of mis-information!! But it’s too be expected. “Troll’s” usually are. So……Carry on!!

      • gettinbuckets513 - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:51 AM

        Put your money on Kobe the brick if you want. Kobe is not in MJ’s class, check the stats and resume. Kobe has had the best centers in the league for the past 15 years. What are you idiots smoking, Kobe had one of his best personal season’s last year and they were a 7th seed, face the facts Kobe can’t win without great bigs and history has shown this idiot.

    • kb2408 - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:39 AM

      Gotta love the misinformed Kobe hating trolls. Who exactly is “no one”? Pau loves playing with Kobe. Shaq has gone on record saying they were the most dominant duo ever and they have repaired their relationship. Andrew Bynum was an all star and arguably the best center in the league playing with Kobe. Steve Nash “chose” to go to the LAKERS and play with Kobe when he could’ve stayed in Phx or gone elsewhere. And CP3 was down right crushed that the little weasel in the league’s front office vetoed the trade that would’ve put him in the same backcourt with Kobe. So, again, I ask who is “no one”? Maybe you’re referring to Smiling Dwight? Or perhaps Smush the playground legend Parker? In fact, Dwight has even said Kobe wasn’t why he didn’t stay with the LAKERS. Had they rehired Phil, Dwight would still be in L.A. Thank God that didn’t happen, Houston can have that headache. The LAKERS are going after bigger fish!! Any player that doesn’t want to play with one of the ten greatest players ever, and a five time champ, probably doesn’t want to win rings or be pushed to greatness (Dwight?).

      • powerpc20 - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:50 AM

        Name the last all-star to sign a free agent deal with the Lakers, other than Kobe himself.

      • powerpc20 - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:53 AM

        and to clarify, I mean someone who played on the most recent AS team prior to signing their Laker deal. not someone like Chris Kaman, whose only appearance was 3 years ago.

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM

        Steve Nash was an All-Star in 2012, and signed with the Lakers in 2012.

      • powerpc20 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM

        uh no, Nash was traded.

      • powerpc20 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

        well, i guess since Nash was technically a sign-&-trade, he counts. got anyone else?

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:04 PM

        Ron Artest wasn’t an All-Star, but he was a high level player when he signed with the Lakers in 2009 as a Free Agent, coming off being named to the All-Defense Team.

      • kb2408 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        Name an all star the LAKERS went after they same way they’re going to go after PG, LeBron, Melo and maybe Wall? You can’t….because they haven’t done it. History has shown us that when the LAKERS do go after the “elite” free agents, they usually get them.

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:07 PM

        Lamar Odom wasn’t an All-Star, but he chose to re-sign with the Lakers over the Heat in 2009 and said this: “Riding off Kobe’s coattail ain’t bad. He’s got something special going around. I’ve got to be around. I’ve got to be one of the apostles.”

      • powerpc20 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:10 PM

        lol metta. that’s a good one.

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:11 PM

        If Steve Nash was traded to the Lakers, then the Cavs traded LeBron James to the Heat. You’re joking, right?

      • powerpc20 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:14 PM

        The Lakers gambled on being able to keep Dwight Howard. Hate on him all you want as hindsight is 20/20, but he is still acknowledged to be the best/most-talented/elite center in the league, and they weren’t able to sign him. Honestly though, aside from those already mentioned, who was the last major superstar the Lakers signed via free agency? What makes you so confident that Kupchak can do this? Just because it’s the Lakers and they have 16 banners and tons of cap space?

      • powerpc20 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:15 PM

        I gave you Steve Nash. He was technically an S&T but he did pick the Lakers himself.

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:18 PM

        The Lakers typically don’t need to sign an All-Star. Last year they went out and got two of them. In 2003 they got Karl Malone and Gary Payton. In 1996 they got Shaq. Over the last 20 years, with the exception of Dwight Howard this offseason, when they’ve gone after a high profile player, they’ve gotten him.

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:20 PM

        Nothing suggests that the Howard trade was a bad one anyway. Like I said during the season, and I’ll say now. They don’t make the trade, they still have Andrew Bynum, which means they get zero games out of an All-Star center instead of the 76 they got thanks to the trade.

      • powerpc20 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:35 PM

        Right, don’t know why I brain-farted and thought Shaq was a trade. Wall might happen. I think LA could someday get Kevin Love unless Minnesota becomes a legit contender. But you can forget about LeBron, and be honest with yourselves. Melo’s a long-shot too. Don’t need to discuss PG anymore as that’s been done enough here. I’m just really not convinced that Jimmy and Kupchak can bring in this free agent motherlode that they’ve been gambling on for next summer. I have felt for quite a while that Kupchak is one of the most overrated GMs in the league and everyone knows we don’t need to discuss Jim Buss. You better hope that next summer is nothing like this one.

    • zxrated - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:08 PM

      “No one wants to play with Kobe?” Didn’t George say it would be hard to say no to Kobe? Doesn’t that imply he’d love to play with him?

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:25 PM

        No one actually read the article. They just saw Kobe’s name and commenced raging. That’s typically how any discussion regarding the Lakers goes around here.

    • steelgut - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:41 PM

      Haha, no one wants to play with him? Cuz he’s hurt now?

      Let him come back healthy n killing it again, in 08 during Tha Olympics, melo, Dwight, Chris Paul all of em wanted to Jason Kidd… He takes pressure off under performers… I like how they gate him Cuz he’s good, then more while he’s hurt

  7. htownred34 - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    There will be a team out there handing PG a max contract and Indiana will almost certainly match any deal to keep him, the dudes a star and is only 23.

  8. kb2408 - Jul 17, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    With Roy, West and Paul Indy has a good thing going. They would be foolish to break that up. Of course, as a LAKERS fan, I hope they low ball him in discussions and he decides to test the market. I listened to the whole interview and it doesn’t sound like he has any plans on leaving. Does he deserve a max deal? I say yes. I believe he’s only 23…and he’s going to get better. He rem
    inds me of Scottie “One Punch” Pippen. Paul does a little bit of everything and is above average at everything. He needs to become more consistent and lower his turnovers in order to take the next step forward. Indy better do what needs to be done to keep him. If not, the LAKERS will pounce.

    • bougin89 - Jul 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

      “I hope they low ball him in discussions and he decides to test the market.”

      That’s not really how restricted free agency works. PG will be in Indy for at least 4 more years.

  9. 2phatt2 - Jul 17, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Dude…worst mistake you can ever make, Kobe is not a good teammate.

    • kb2408 - Jul 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM

      *See above comments to that other Kobe hating troll*.

  10. 00maltliquor - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    To all my Lakers fans out there…I know y’all had to at least crack a crooked smile when reading this article!

  11. 00maltliquor - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    I’d much rather the Lakers go after Paul George and overpay a lil’ then try to pry Carmelo from NY. But that’s just me.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:23 PM

      It would be difficult to pull him from Indiana seeing as he will be restricted and the Pacers have the right to match any offer, but he would be a great addition to the Lakers, or any team for that matter. I hope they go after him, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up as I’m sure that Indiana will match. He’s a very good young player, with a diverse offensive skillset, a hard nose on defense and a great work ethic. Not to mention he grew up in Palmdale!

      • gostlcards5 - Jul 22, 2013 at 2:18 PM

        His second-to-third year improvement was huge (of course, the injury to Granger helped that development). If he makes a couple of more leaps similar to that, he is a top 5 player. The kid is already very good and still has tremendous additional potential on both sides of the ball.

    • spthegr8 - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:06 PM

      @malt
      Me too.PG is younger and he fills up that stat sheet. Does a lil bit of everything!!! Not too mention he has STRAPS!! Just ask D Wade!!

  12. metalhead65 - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    I am sure it’s nice to dream about if you are a laker fan but the pacers are not going to let him go anywhere.sure playing in his hometown will be tempting but he knows he has a good thing going with the pacers and wants to finish want his started and win a title there. and the bottom line is money talks and he can get the most from the pacers. they may be a small market team but they spend their money wisely and will surround him with the talent it takes to win.

  13. lakerade - Jul 17, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    Seed planted.

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:14 PM

      Not enough rain in L.A. to sprout that seed.

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:24 PM

        Not enough rain to sprout a seed? I’ll have you know that root vegetables such as carrots and potatoes, peaches, strawberries, onions and oranges all grow very well in Los Angeles.

      • musician0785 - Jul 17, 2013 at 1:55 PM

        You forgot to mention that sticky-icky

      • asimonetti88 - Jul 17, 2013 at 2:26 PM

        Yes, that is our number 1 cash crop.

  14. travisatisu - Jul 17, 2013 at 5:17 PM

    No idiots talking about LA offering a poison pill contract like Lin and Asik even though neither of those are poison pill contracts and such a deal can’t be offered to George? Good on you ProBasketballTalk commenters.

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