Paul George got no ill feelings for the Indiana Pacers faithful amid receiving cold treatment since he parted ways with the club.
In his brand new Podcast P with Paul George, the current L.A. Clippers star believes that despite the heckling and jeers, there will always be no love lost from Pacers fans to him.
“They boo me because at the end of the day it’s love,” said George, per Indianapolis Star’s Evan Frank. “I still got love there. I hung banners there, you know what I mean? It ain’t championships but when you look up in the arena and you look up top, we’ve got banners that a special group got formed there. I’ll always be grateful for the time that I was there.”
Upon being drafted by the Pacers in 2010, George gradually carved his way to becoming the franchise’s cornerstone.
Using his stifling two-way approach, George powered the Pacers team to back-to-back trips to the Eastern Conference Finals and went toe-to-toe against LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and the Miami Heat. Despite failing to go through the dynastic team twice, George and the Pacers proved themselves as worthy opponents that once put fear amongst Heat fans.
Despite not being able to either raise a conference or title banner, the future hall of famer still elevated the Pacers to Central Division titles in both 2012-13 and 2013-14.
After seven years, George requested to be traded. The Pacers granted his wish and dealt him to the Oklahoma City Thunder in the 2017 offseason.