Bird Hoping To Land All Star Game For Indiana

26 April, 2017, 08:54 | Author: Felix Jensen

The talk around George's future has only ramped up with the Pacers getting swept in four games over the weekend in their first-round playoff matchup against the defending National Basketball Association champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Some of the Pacers most played lineups were actually quite good, but it was the bench that struggled to contribute.

While he can't officially meet with George to discuss a possible trade, Magic was asked on Jimmy Kimmel Live! what he'd do if he saw the Pacers All-Star on vacation.

Larry Bird played in that game for the Boston Celtics. Hopefully they take that into account, especially closing this year out, get us in the playoffs.

GEORGE: [starts following every Lakers player on Twitter] Yep.

In July, George can sign a mega-extension worth up to six-years and $223 million with the Pacers, but it remains to be seen if IN will decide to trade away their cornerstone IN the hopes of rebuilding for a bigger and brighter future.

IN wants the NBA All-Star Game, and it sent Larry Bird to get it - in an IndyCar.

Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George reportedly was open about his desire to play for the Los Angeles Lakers, his former teammates say.

By his own lofty predictions made prior to the start of the season, where he stated that he wants to win the MVP award, his season was below what was expected of him.

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BIRD: For now, I think I want to focus on what you think went wrong this season and how we can do better.

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Point guard Jeff Teague is a pending free agent.

In the four-game sweep of the Pacers, Williams averaged 8.3 points and 1.5 assists while shooting.769 from the field, .778 from three-point range and.857 from the free-throw line. George led the Pacers to two Eastern Conference finals appearances besides making three All-NBA and All-Defensive Teams. That's roughly $75 million more than what the Lakers could bid - a lot of money to reject. Johnson knows it's rare when a player of George's talents can be obtained, via a trade or through free agency.

The Indiana Pacers, Indiana Sports Corp., Visit Indy, among others, have been working nearly daily for the past four months on a bid for the 2021 game, which organizers say could attract 80,000 visitors to the city.

The Lakers rebuilding project will continue to be painful for fans and the front office, especially if they lose their pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.

"The Indianapolis 500 is the largest one-day sporting event in the world and Larry Bird is a Hall of Famer".

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