When the Cavs outlasted the Pacers 135-130 in double overtime in a regular-season game in April, with George scoring 43 points to James' 41, the Cavs superstar recognized George with a post on Instagram.Did Paul George get a girl who used to work as a stripper in Miami pregnant last year?
And if it is, he said he's going to step up and help raise the child.
Cleveland is confident its championship culture and overall atmosphere could sway George to want to stay after playing out the 2017-18 season.
That said, there are only two assets the Cavs possess that would likely grab the Pacers' attention in a potential swap (operating under the assumption that Le Bron James is untouchable): Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving.
Coming off a career year with the Indiana Pacers, George contributed in every aspect of the game in Rio, and looked very comfortable in his first international competition.
George only played 19 minutes per game for a loaded U. roster, but his per 40 numbers were excellent, finishing ninth overall in points at 23.7 per 40, third in steals at 3.2, and fourth in offensive rebounds at 4.5.