Damian Lillard Really Wants The Trail Blazers To Sign Paul George, And There's Only One Small Problem...
I feel like some people might take this opportunity to bash Damian Lillard for being being unaware of the landscape around the league that employs him, but - as far as I am concerned - these tweets say more about the player that's dying to get to free agency than the player that was convinced he was already there.
Consider this, Paul George has done such a good job portraying himself as a eligible bachelor that his own peers have prematurely started to assume he's a single man. He's basically the athletic equivalent of the chick whose relationship is falling apart so she's out at the bar without her boyfriend so much that interested parties don't even ask if she's taken anymore. She might not be going home with any guys, but she's preemptively got a plethora of penises lined for when she's not restricted by the constraints of a shitty situation.
I guess it sounds kind of fucked up when you put it like that, but there's something to be said about being given signs that are so 'can't-miss' that they might as well be neon and Paul George has made sure the Pacers' road to the future is more well marked than the strip club scene in Tampa Bay. His bags are ready to be packed, and it's up to his current team as to when they eventually will be. Until then, the anticipation of the inevitable is only going to have suitors wanting what they can't have even more so than one NBA All Star already does - even if it does get under the skin of scorned Indiana fans...