INDIANAPOLIS -- In case you haven't been on the internet for the past few days, Paul George is making his return to Indianapolis tonight with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He met with reporters after the team's shootaround and talked about what emotions he anticipated feeling before tip-off. Of course, he was asked about the way he left the Pacers on ... not so great terms. "I think both sides, myself and the front office, would definitely have liked to handle things better," he told reporters.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers had compiled an impressive resume in relative obscurity. They racked up quality wins against big-time opponents (San Antonio, Cleveland, Detroit to name a few), yet not too many people outside of Indiana took much notice. Their former superstar was packing his bags for Indianapolis for the first time since a controversial offseason trade, and all of a sudden the Pacers were playing on a national stage. They knew the hoopla was coming.
INDIANAPOLIS -- The best thing Paul George ever did for this city was leave it. Lord knows he didn’t do much for Indianapolis while he was here, here in name only, here because the name on the front of his jersey said Pacers, even if all he cared about – in a way that is extreme, even for the modern-day professional athlete – was the name on the back.
George said he tried to be what he thought Indy wanted: "I'm not sure if they wanted me to be a circus act, or be out there like a show. I played my hardest & I played hard every night. I thought I took what the city was about, and that's blue collar." https://t.co/fzptopBFdO
Oladipo concedes #Pacers were maybe overhyped for tonight's game. "We might have wanted it too bad. I'm not sure about the moment getting to us. Maybe we got a little too antsy. ... Sometimes you can get over-hyped. That might have tricked in. It's a learning experience for us."
Found this pretty interesting from tonight's news conference with Nate McMillan.
Question: Did you think Victor got kinda caught up (tonight)? He was 9-of-26 from the field.
Thad Young on his tussle with Carmelo. "Sometimes guys feel like they gotta push a little to get an edge. I'm just one of those guys who's not having it." (Also includes shoutout to @Mrs___Young21). https://t.co/v0yhEx7NAG
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