Paul George’s insights on player empowerment, exit from OKC raise eyebrows

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OKC Thunder trade of Paul George. LAC intro with Doc Rivers, Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and owner Steve Ballmer (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) /

LA Clippers Q and A:

After a brief statement thanking OKC Thunder fans, speaking of his excitement about being with the Clippers PG ended his podium chat with the “LA, Our Way!” mantra. Next, he and Leonard answered questions from the assembled media.

Regarding the actual trade from the OKC Thunder, his response was nothing short of perplexing.

“I mean I didn’t do nothing that was you know— I worked hand in hand with the front office. We had a great relationship.  you know we played, I played two good years there and you know it was a mutual thing between both of us, that um you know the time was up. And we both had ideas of doing things differently so I don’t think there’s nothing wrong with it. I think it should be a mutual and pretty even thing if both parties can be on the same page. At the end of the day, they got a career as far as the team and the players have a career as well. So, as long as there’s mutual respect between them both you know there should be nothing wrong with it.”

Another interesting George comment was that he has yet to sit down with Clipper head coach Doc Rivers who joked PG blew him off for dinner the night prior. The hot take here is George was engaged to Doc’s daughter at one time and got caught cheating. This is when you wish you could be a fly to position yourself on the wall at that dinner!