Paul George praises Rockets’ Russell Westbrook
Paul George, who played with Russ from 2017-2019, provided further proof of how the narrative of Russ being a bad teammate is inaccurate. George was on the Knuckleheads podcast, which is hosted by Darius Miles and Quentin Richardson and had the below to say about playing with Russ:
“I felt good. I was thrilled about it. All along, that’s what I wanted. I wanted another dog. I feed off that kind of energy and that type of player. I was excited to play with Russ.”
It’s easy to see why George would have given praise to Westbrook, as he willingly took a backseat to PG-13, which allowed George to turn himself into an MVP finalist during the 2018-19 season. But George, a Los Angeles native, had been clamoring for an opportunity to go back home, which was why he got traded from the Indiana Pacers in the first place.
George made it known that he didn’t have any plans of being there long-term, as he wouldn’t sign an extension with the franchise. However, after just one season of playing alongside Russ, he committed to Oklahoma City and agreed to a max contract extension.
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