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Trader Joe
09-09-2012, 12:19 AM
Not this season next season apparently...weird.

Paul George ‏<s style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(187, 187, 187); ">@</s>King24George (https://twitter.com/King24George)
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https://twitter.com/King24George

Hicks
09-09-2012, 12:43 AM
... okay.

I've never seen a player declare that a year in advance before.

Trader Joe
09-09-2012, 12:43 AM
Got to think the jersey folks are none to please, anyone who buys a George jersey this season is kind of a dingus.

pizza guy
09-09-2012, 12:51 AM
The number change will obviously be to coincide with the new Pacers jerseys for the same year. /ihopeihopeihope

It is pretty strange to announce it now. I wonder what it will be. What did he wear in college?

EDIT: He wore 24 in college. So, I'm left :confused:

pizza guy
09-09-2012, 12:54 AM
This must be why...


Favorite matchup ! RT @cassyathena: Two of my favorite 24s...Kobe Bryant and Paul George @king24george http://instagr.am/p/POUAjeS7t_/

PacersHomer
09-09-2012, 12:58 AM
PG-13

Eleazar
09-09-2012, 01:21 AM
... okay.

I've never seen a player declare that a year in advance before.

There isn't a timestamp on those tweets so maybe he asked, and they said it is too later for this year? So he came back and said for next year. Or he is just really excited and couldn't wait to announce it.

imawhat
09-09-2012, 01:47 AM
I believe the deadline to change numbers is before the end of the previous season, so Paul can't change his number now. See this article about Kobe's change: http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2421874

Still, a bit strange to announce it now.

graphic-er
09-09-2012, 01:47 AM
dude must have too much time on his hands...

Pingu
09-09-2012, 02:37 AM
I wish he would tweet "NEW AND IMPROVED HANDLES!!!"

Sollozzo
09-09-2012, 07:59 AM
He must have a lot of time on his hands.

Nuntius
09-09-2012, 10:01 AM
Am I the only one a bit scared? :blush:

yoadknux
09-09-2012, 10:35 AM
Man, the more I wait the more I get the impression that he's a "swag" guy...

Sparhawk
09-09-2012, 10:39 AM
Seems like he wants to be his own man.

I love the PG-13 idea. hahaha :buddies:

billbradley
09-09-2012, 10:41 AM
Is my framed autographed PG jersey still neat?

rel
09-09-2012, 10:43 AM
blaaaaaaaaah! I loved 24!

Heisenberg
09-09-2012, 12:03 PM
Man, the more I wait the more I get the impression that he's a "swag" guy...

He's a 22 year old from LA (basically). No **** he's a "swag guy."

Ace E.Anderson
09-09-2012, 12:32 PM
Am I the only one a bit scared? :blush:

Cuz he's changed his number? Lol he's fine my man

Goyle
09-09-2012, 12:38 PM
This dude spends too much time posting pictures of himself on instagram instead of WORKING ON HIS HANDLES

xBulletproof
09-09-2012, 12:40 PM
This dude spends too much time posting pictures of himself on instagram instead of WORKING ON HIS HANDLES

:picardriker:

Hicks
09-09-2012, 12:50 PM
This is getting a little bad (re: handles comments). Seems like the only way he could make everyone happy about that now is to post weekly updates on his handles LOL

Pingu
09-09-2012, 01:58 PM
I think most people see that ball-handling (and slashing) is the thing that is keeping Paul from reaching the next level, and just really, really want him to reach that level.

PacersHomer
09-09-2012, 02:45 PM
Shut up, people who are talking about his handles. It takes 5 seconds to tweet. I guess if he isn't working 24/7 on his handles he isn't doing any work?

redfoster
09-09-2012, 03:26 PM
Exactly. How many of you are posting from work, by the way?

Guy can tweet all he wants. I don't think he's skipping workouts so he can tweet stuff.

Natston
09-09-2012, 04:48 PM
Got to think the jersey folks are none to please, anyone who buys a George jersey this season is kind of a dingus.

That's why there is a waiting period after the request is made, Chad Johnson had to wait even though it was only a name change in his situation. I hope for PG's sake he doesn't have to buy any unsold jerseys...

Natston
09-09-2012, 04:53 PM
I would think tweeting would help his handles, especially since some fans think they are suddenly a GM, coach, or a player by mashing their fingers on electronic devices. If non-athletes improve that much just imagine what Paul can do...

Nuntius
09-09-2012, 04:56 PM
Cuz he's changed his number? Lol he's fine my man

It was mostly a tweet that scared me. The change coincides with the time that his contract is up.

And I just thought if the reason to change the number was to team up with another #24. /badthoughts

But it's probably nothing like that :)

Natston
09-09-2012, 05:07 PM
It was mostly a tweet that scared me. The change coincides with the time that his contract is up.

And I just thought if the reason to change the number was to team up with another #24. /badthoughts

But it's probably nothing like that :)

Most definitely nothing like that...

Haywoode Workman
09-09-2012, 05:12 PM
he just seems immature. luckily that usually changes with age :)

Mad-Mad-Mario
09-09-2012, 05:30 PM
Glad I didn't buy his jersey yet. I'll just have to wait to buy it

PGisthefuture
09-09-2012, 05:47 PM
What's up with all these negative comments about Paul being immature and what not. He's young and deserves to have fun and use social media and what not. Most younger guys in the league are about swag to an extent. I have no doubts that he has been working to get better this summer.

Eleazar
09-09-2012, 06:23 PM
Glad I didn't buy his jersey yet. I'll just have to wait to buy it

Or you should buy it, and when he makes it big it will be worth more because it is rarer.

1984
09-09-2012, 07:52 PM
Who has an expiring contract? Perhaps his plan is to nab the number of another Pacer.

Natston
09-09-2012, 08:10 PM
Hey we just drafted you, and this crazy. 24 was you number, but change it maybe?

PGisthefuture
09-09-2012, 11:31 PM
Who has an expiring contract? Perhaps his plan is to nab the number of another Pacer.

From what I can tell... DJ Augustin, Jeff Pendegraph, and David West all do plus the 3 new guys we just signed. Don't know which one he would want out of them.

MyFavMartin
09-09-2012, 11:42 PM
Could be worse...

23, 91, 93, 96, 37, 15 and 70

ilive4sports
09-09-2012, 11:51 PM
Clearly PG will be going to the Lakers next year and since Kobe already has 24, he will need to change his number.

also some of the comments in this thread make my head hurt. dude was probably taking a dump while tweeting that. although he should have a large enough bathroom to work on his handles while doing his business.

BornReady
09-09-2012, 11:53 PM
WHAT PG did something NOT bball related!?!?!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76p_ncbffCE

Coopdog23
09-10-2012, 09:34 AM
he should go for 5


Not this season next season apparently...weird.

Paul George ‏<s style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(187, 187, 187); ">@</s>King24George (https://twitter.com/King24George)
NEW NUMBER!!! <s style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(102, 181, 210); ">#</s>PacerNation (https://twitter.com/search/?src=hash&q=%23PacerNation)

Paul George ‏<s style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(187, 187, 187); ">@</s>King24George (https://twitter.com/King24George)
Not this season tho next season..! <s style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(102, 181, 210); ">#</s>WorldwideP (https://twitter.com/search/?src=hash&q=%23WorldwideP) <s style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(102, 181, 210); ">#</s>PacerNation (https://twitter.com/search/?src=hash&q=%23PacerNation)

https://twitter.com/King24George

Major Cold
09-10-2012, 10:49 AM
And we have a winner for the next Pacer person we will blame for the lapse of a ring. Get real people. It is one thing to want him to rise to the next level. It is another thing to infer that the person is failing because of everything he does that is not what you think he should do.

America is so cynical. I am part of the problem.

Heisenberg
09-10-2012, 11:12 AM
gettin ready to head back to Indy soon and get to work!
https://twitter.com/King24George/status/245023324483248128

There. Quit crying.

Hicks
09-10-2012, 11:38 AM
https://twitter.com/King24George/status/245023324483248128

There. Quit crying.

Oh, so now he's going to work on his handles. Way to procrastinate, Paul!!

Hicks
09-10-2012, 11:39 AM
But seriously, I think it's obvious who Whipping Boy Prime is going to be during the 2013 season.

imawhat
09-10-2012, 11:48 AM
Yeah, probably.

There's no denying that he does something to rub people the wrong way though. I can't put my finger on it, but it's something.

BRushWithDeath
09-10-2012, 11:50 AM
Yeah, probably.

There's no denying that he does something to rub people the wrong way though. I can't put my finger on it, but it's something.

I don't think he does anything that rubs people the wrong way.

I think the expectations have just gotten way, way out of whack. And people will be disappointed when he fails to live up to something he could never achieve. It's dumb, but it happens.

Hicks
09-10-2012, 11:52 AM
Yeah, probably.

There's no denying that he does something to rub people the wrong way though. I can't put my finger on it, but it's something.

He acts like he's the coolest person in the room and has done so since he got here. He seems to think of himself as if he's already the player we HOPE he can become. It also shows in his 'too cool for school' game with some of the lazy passes, weak finishes, and possibly you could include how passive he can be. At least that's my impression of what rubs people the wrong way.

wintermute
09-10-2012, 12:05 PM
Who has an expiring contract? Perhaps his plan is to nab the number of another Pacer.

That was my thought too. The number could have belonged to someone else when PG joined the Pacers, but who left this year. Candidates are 1 (Dahntay), 2 (DC), 10 (Foster), and 12 (AJ).

Or it could be that PG just decided he likes another number better. Could happen too.

Heisenberg
09-10-2012, 12:11 PM
He wore 24 in college and from what I can tell high school too. So I don't see it being a case of a preferred number finally becoming available.

Natston
09-10-2012, 12:14 PM
He clearly can't handle the number 24 anymore...

wintermute
09-10-2012, 12:18 PM
He acts like he's the coolest person in the room and has done so since he got here. He seems to think of himself as if he's already the player we HOPE he can become. It also shows in his 'too cool for school' game with some of the lazy passes, weak finishes, and possibly you could include how passive he can be. At least that's my impression of what rubs people the wrong way.

I don't get that vibe at all, and if anything I would take the passivity to be a sign of unwillingness to step on (older) teammates' toes. He's not the only young player for whom lazy passes and weak finishes are a problem either. In all probability, he's being brought along slowly by design, and hopefully that would round out his game nicely by the time he's ready for more responsibilities.

Actually, I think BWD has it right. Some fans have superstar expectations of PG, and it seems inevitable that they'd be disappointed.

Eleazar
09-10-2012, 12:26 PM
I don't think he does anything that rubs people the wrong way.

I think the expectations have just gotten way, way out of whack. And people will be disappointed when he fails to live up to something he could never achieve. It's dumb, but it happens.

I don't think expectations were ever too high, I just think people have a problem adjusting their expectations when it becomes evident a player might not reach his potential. Just because someone doesn't reach their potential doesn't mean they can't still be a good player for your team.

Rush is the perfect example. He had a ton of potential to be as good, possibly better, as Granger, but he didn't even get close to that potential. What he did become though was the best defender on the team, and an excellent shooter. People were so blinded by his inability to reach his potential they didn't care that he could be a great asset off the bench, especially if playing along side a player like Stephenson who likes to penetrate then pass.

BRushWithDeath
09-10-2012, 12:40 PM
I think PG and Rush are a lot more similar than any of us want to admit.

Both on court and off.

redfoster
09-10-2012, 01:00 PM
Lance is getting #1, so it's not that.

Also, PG will have to buy all merch that has 24 on it from the Pacers as part of the deal.

Speed
09-10-2012, 01:07 PM
I think PG and Rush are a lot more similar than any of us want to admit.

Both on court and off.

Thats a pretty tough, barely veiled accusation. I hope it is incorrect or at the very least better managed.

Eleazar
09-10-2012, 01:12 PM
I think PG and Rush are a lot more similar than any of us want to admit.

Both on court and off.

I agree, but I also think George wants it more than Rush did. Rush seemed content with just being a shooter and defender, I don't get the same feeling from George. Obviously I don't know either personally, so none of this is factual, only my perception.

Trader Joe
09-10-2012, 01:14 PM
I'll put a fiver that he's cutting his number in half and taking 12.

Kid Minneapolis
09-10-2012, 01:23 PM
So Paul George announces he's possibly changing his #... and out of that we get that he's a pot-smoker, future whipping boy of the forum, lazy, rubs people the wrong way and all-around bad dude.

Gotcha.

What the hell is wrong with you people.

Ace E.Anderson
09-10-2012, 01:25 PM
I think PG and Rush are a lot more similar than any of us want to admit.

Both on court and off.

What makes you think that?

xBulletproof
09-10-2012, 01:32 PM
Note to Pacers players, never change your number. Ever.

Mad-Mad-Mario
09-10-2012, 01:44 PM
Perhaps he is changing his number to one in the 30s, that seems to be the recipe for true success with the Pacers

Trader Joe
09-10-2012, 01:48 PM
Clearly he murdered someone and is trying to change his identity.

Major Cold
09-10-2012, 01:55 PM
I'll put a fiver that he's cutting his number in half and taking 12.
Cut that fiver in half and you got a deal!!!!!

Ace E.Anderson
09-10-2012, 02:06 PM
He's number 24 because of Kobe.

Maybe he'll do a Kobe in reverse and go to number 8.

Heisenberg
09-10-2012, 02:07 PM
He's number 24 because of Kobe.

Maybe he'll do a Kobe in reverse and go to number 8.
Clearly there's a trade in the works. Kobe's one stipulation of coming to Indy was that he needed his 24.

Kid Minneapolis
09-10-2012, 02:18 PM
PG changing his number = Granger is being traded for Kobe.

Cody.
09-10-2012, 02:38 PM
Hes obviously all about style and standing out. Hes changing his number into a letter.

BRushWithDeath
09-10-2012, 02:41 PM
Thats a pretty tough, barely veiled accusation. I hope it is incorrect or at the very least better managed.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think about Brandon Rush off the court is not "pothead". I didn't mean to imply that about Paul George either.

I meant as an easy going, easy to get along with guy who is relatively content with where he is in life. Very comfortable in his own skin and not one to worry too much about what other people think he should be.

Basically coasting through.

I also know, beyond a shadow a doubt, it is entirely naive and inaccurate to think that the current Pacers roster is devoid of those who partake in a little recreational marijauna use. If this thought is very troublesome to you, the NBA is going to be a tough league to be a fan of.

Major Cold
09-10-2012, 02:41 PM
PG changing his number = Granger is being traded for Kobe.
Come on you know how trades work with LA.

LA gets Granger
Indy gets a fluffy bunny

No not this fluffy bunny: http://www.totalprosports.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/chris-paul-rubs-paul-gasols-head.jpg

Speed
09-10-2012, 03:20 PM
The first thing that comes to mind when I think about Brandon Rush off the court is not "pothead". I didn't mean to imply that about Paul George either.

I meant as an easy going, easy to get along with guy who is relatively content with where he is in life. Very comfortable in his own skin and not one to worry too much about what other people think he should be.

Basically coasting through.

I also know, beyond a shadow a doubt, it is entirely naive and inaccurate to think that the current Pacers roster is devoid of those who partake in a little recreational marijauna use. If this thought is very troublesome to you, the NBA is going to be a tough league to be a fan of.

Thanks for the clarification, I read too much into what you were saying, then.

redfoster
09-10-2012, 03:22 PM
Hes obviously all about style and standing out. Hes changing his number into a letter.

Or a symbol.

605

Doddage
09-10-2012, 03:33 PM
PG-13
Would be awesome but Miles took that number.

Sandman21
09-10-2012, 04:00 PM
Come on, its incredibly obvious to me that Paul is changing his name to the same number that the LAST Pacer player to change his number from 24 is:

http://sportige.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/pg2_a_smits_400.jpg

PGisthefuture
09-10-2012, 09:16 PM
I agree, but I also think George wants it more than Rush did. Rush seemed content with just being a shooter and defender, I don't get the same feeling from George. Obviously I don't know either personally, so none of this is factual, only my perception.

This is kinda how I feel. I think Paul is more determined to improve than Rush was/is and is already probably a better defender and can flat out do more stuff than Rush probably ever will be able to do.

PG and Rush were pretty close friends from what I could tell when Rush was here. Every now and then you will see them talk to each other on Twitter. That being said, I don't think PG is the kind of guy that would partake in smoking marijuana, especially during the season. I don't even know how this got brought up in this thread though...

graphic-er
09-10-2012, 10:07 PM
maybe he lost a bet and his wager was the jersey number. seems kinda odd for a 3rd year player to change his number.

ECKrueger
09-10-2012, 10:45 PM
maybe he lost a bet and his wager was the jersey number. seems kinda odd for a 3rd year player to change his number.

The only thing kind of odd is how much attention this is getting.

Heisenberg
09-10-2012, 10:52 PM
The only thing kind of odd is how much attention this is getting.Training camp can't come soon enough

BillS
09-11-2012, 09:08 AM
The only thing kind of odd is how much attention this is getting.

To be fair, since 24 is Kobe's number, PG got tight with Kobe in China, and now he's talking about changing his number, I can see where people might raise concerns. It's all jumping to conclusions, which is the Preferred Exercise of Pacers Digest, but I can at least understand where it comes from.

Kid Minneapolis
09-11-2012, 09:35 AM
Uhhh.... no. Why on earth would PG change his # because Kobe is also 24.

BillS
09-11-2012, 09:46 AM
Uhhh.... no. Why on earth would PG change his # because Kobe is also 24.

Because it might indicate he wants to go play in LA.

Not saying I believe this, just that it is understandable where concern comes from for some.

J7F
09-11-2012, 10:00 AM
Because it might indicate he wants to go play in LA.

Not saying I believe this, just that it is understandable where concern comes from for some.

Or maybe Kobe's planning to come to Indy! ;)

Ownagedood
09-11-2012, 10:15 AM
It could be for any number of reasons.

PG also got tight with Lebron over the summer, maybe he decided he wants to share numbers with Bron instead of Kobe. It's all speculation.


But I thought 24 was perfect.

Heisenberg
09-11-2012, 10:18 AM
Because it might indicate he wants to go play in LA.

Not saying I believe this, just that it is understandable where concern comes from for some.

Sure, I suppose being irrationally presumptuous and playing the small market victim card a full 2 seasons early is understandable.

It's stupid. A 22 year old kid is changing his basketball number. That's it.

J7F
09-11-2012, 10:32 AM
Maybe PG just wants to be his own man with his own number instead of paying homage to Kobe any longer...

BillS
09-11-2012, 11:07 AM
Sure, I suppose being irrationally presumptuous and playing the small market victim card a full 2 seasons early is understandable.

It's stupid. A 22 year old kid is changing his basketball number. That's it.

Not saying it's a particularly rational fear, just that it doesn't come completely out of nowhere.

And we'd better be careful about being so definite. This could be an "I told you so" moment for someone. :onozomg:

Kid Minneapolis
09-11-2012, 11:47 AM
Okay, let's go down that bizarre line of logic for a minute and assume that PG is purportedly announcing the change of his # because he wants to the Lakers not this year, but any time after that (haha):

1) Are you saying a player is "calling his shot" that he's going to change teams to a team of his choice a year or more in advance? That's some serious cajones, or insanity, on PG's part. I'd have to say.... that would be the first time in history that actually occurred. Especially the changing of the # part.
2) Why would he announce it a year (or more) in advance?

I mean if we're saying that PG is changing his # for Kobe, and we're assuming they're going to be on the same team... why would he post that he's going to change his #.

There's absolutely no need to change #s until he goes to that team.

I mean, seriously, think about that.

Omg, I can't wait for the season to start.

Sparhawk
09-11-2012, 12:02 PM
it'll be Kobe's old number. 8

second guess is 25.

Jordan - 23
Kobe - 24
PG - 25

Just makes too much sense.

Trader Joe
09-11-2012, 12:34 PM
Why would a player change his number before he switches teams? If for some reason Paul ended up on the Lakers you're allowed to switch your number without any penalty when you switch teams. Thinking that in any way, shape, or form this is an indication of Paul's desire to leave the Pacers is absolutely out of touch with reality.

avoidingtheclowns
09-11-2012, 12:43 PM
Not saying it's a particularly rational fear, just that it doesn't come completely out of nowhere.

And we'd better be careful about being so definite. This could be an "I told you so" moment for someone.

Someone could say "I told you so" but that someone would be ridiculous.

If Paul eventually decides not to re-sign with the Pacers, that will have infinitely more to do with the other George's contract or the Krebs cycle than changing jersey numbers.

Hicks
09-11-2012, 01:01 PM
Why would a player change his number before he switches teams? If for some reason Paul ended up on the Lakers you're allowed to switch your number without any penalty when you switch teams. Thinking that in any way, shape, or form this is an indication of Paul's desire to leave the Pacers is absolutely out of touch with reality.

My guess is they're making a connection with LeBron James announcing during his last year in Cleveland that he was changing his number from 23 to 6, then of course that summer he goes to Miami... where they (stupidly) had already retired Jordan's #23.

Trader Joe
09-11-2012, 01:05 PM
My guess is they're making a connection with LeBron James announcing during his last year in Cleveland that he was changing his number from 23 to 6, then of course that summer he goes to Miami... where they (stupidly) had already retired Jordan's #23.

Yeah, but Lebron did that in case he stayed with the Cavs. Not because he was going to Miami.

PGisthefuture
09-11-2012, 01:34 PM
it'll be Kobe's old number. 8

second guess is 25.

Jordan - 23
Kobe - 24
PG - 25

Just makes too much sense.

25 is Gerald Green's number.

Kid Minneapolis
09-11-2012, 01:45 PM
My guess is they're making a connection with LeBron James announcing during his last year in Cleveland that he was changing his number from 23 to 6, then of course that summer he goes to Miami... where they (stupidly) had already retired Jordan's #23.

Silly connection. http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=4958324 He just changed it. Didn't want to use Jordan's #.

I still wish Kobe had stayed #8, it just looked right. 24 has never looked right.

MvPlumlee
09-11-2012, 01:56 PM
Maybe PG just wants to be his own man with his own number instead of paying homage to Kobe any longer...

This almost makes too much sense in this thread...

You are the man, Paul! The Man!

Sparhawk
09-11-2012, 02:05 PM
25 is Gerald Green's number.

Crap, you're right.

ilive4sports
09-11-2012, 02:25 PM
25 is Gerald Green's number.
I know you are right, but its funny to see that statement followed by your signature which is Gerald Green rocking number 28 haha

pizza guy
09-11-2012, 04:16 PM
Just to make Peck's head explode...

PG is going to change to 32 so he and Danny can mirror the old Davis boys and wear 32 and 33 together.

I would actually really like to see that.

PGisthefuture
09-11-2012, 04:29 PM
I know you are right, but its funny to see that statement followed by your signature which is Gerald Green rocking number 28 haha

Lol yeah, it's the only picture I could find with him in a Pacer jersey...

daschysta
09-11-2012, 04:50 PM
4 pages? Really? It is a 22 year old kid changing his number. In 2 years he's a restricted FA, even if he did want to leave, and there is absolutely no indication that he does, we would just match him. He's said he wants to be the Pacers all-time leading scorer, and seems to love the team and coaching staff. Players change their number all the time. Most likely he decided he wanted to change it recently, but can't this season due to merchandise being produced already, PG tweets everything he does, like many in our generation. This is nothing more.

Bring on pre-season and training camp so we have something real to talk about, please!

Mad-Mad-Mario
09-11-2012, 04:57 PM
Just to make Peck's head explode...

PG is going to change to 32 so he and Danny can mirror the old Davis boys and wear 32 and 33 together.

I would actually really like to see that.

If this happens its probably more so he hopes to one day have his jersey retired.

Eleazar
09-11-2012, 05:34 PM
I had a random thought today, it would be fun if one season the Pacers decided to have all of their jersey's in sequence.

ReginaldWayne
09-11-2012, 07:37 PM
Why doesn't somebody just ask him on his twitter?? I would, but I don't have one.

avoidingtheclowns
09-11-2012, 08:52 PM
Why doesn't somebody just ask him on his twitter?? I would, but I don't have one.

Because it's more fun to pretend he's Damon Lindelof?

PGisthefuture
09-11-2012, 09:08 PM
Why doesn't somebody just ask him on his twitter?? I would, but I don't have one.

Probably won't respond.

graphic-er
09-11-2012, 09:09 PM
Because it might indicate he wants to go play in LA.

Not saying I believe this, just that it is understandable where concern comes from for some.

I think this is exactly what it is. He lives out there in LA, and you know playing in LA would probably be his dream. But he also sees himself as a player to look out for, so he wants to forge his own identity, that way when he gets to LA he will be a known commodity and not a Kobe clone.

daschysta
09-11-2012, 09:38 PM
I think this is exactly what it is. He lives out there in LA, and you know playing in LA would probably be his dream. But he also sees himself as a player to look out for, so he wants to forge his own identity, that way when he gets to LA he will be a known commodity and not a Kobe clone.

Baseless speculation. Are we to assume that every player is going to force his way out to his hometown just because he comes from there? George will be restricted in 2 years, if we want to keep him he's going to be a Pacers for the foreseeable future. I mean i'm sure he wouldn't mind playing in LA, but I doubt he would try to push the issue. He seems to like it here.

Kid Minneapolis
09-11-2012, 10:16 PM
I think this is exactly what it is. He lives out there in LA, and you know playing in LA would probably be his dream. But he also sees himself as a player to look out for, so he wants to forge his own identity, that way when he gets to LA he will be a known commodity and not a Kobe clone.

Wow, let's all get our tinfoil hats. As if PG is a big enough star to call his shot on where he wants to go. Ask Dwight Howard how that went.

Good grief.

BillS
09-12-2012, 09:17 AM
Wow, let's all get our tinfoil hats. As if PG is a big enough star to call his shot on where he wants to go. Ask Dwight Howard how that went.

Good grief.

That'd be the Dwight Howard who starts this season with the Lakers? Yeah, quite a fail there.

I mostly agree with you, but not a good example.

Since86
09-12-2012, 09:31 AM
Dwight didn't go where he wanted to go though....

Kid Minneapolis
09-12-2012, 09:33 AM
That'd be the Dwight Howard who starts this season with the Lakers? Yeah, quite a fail there.

I mostly agree with you, but not a good example.

Missed the point.

Trader Joe
09-12-2012, 09:44 AM
That'd be the Dwight Howard who starts this season with the Lakers? Yeah, quite a fail there.

I mostly agree with you, but not a good example.

Dwight wanted/wants? to be in Brooklyn or Dallas. That is why he hasn't re-upped with the Lakers yet.

BRushWithDeath
09-12-2012, 09:55 AM
Dwight wanted/wants? to be in Brooklyn or Dallas. That is why he hasn't re-upped with the Lakers yet.

He hasn't re-upped with the Lakers because it would cost him money to do so. If he did get moved to Brooklyn or Dallas he wouldn't have re-upped with them at this point either.

vapacersfan
09-12-2012, 10:50 AM
I read a news article from an agent a while ago that showed the breakdown.

If Dwight re-signs with anyone he would leave a lot of $$$$ on the table (somewhere between 15 - 20 M if I remember correctly)

BillS
09-12-2012, 11:33 AM
Dwight didn't go where he wanted to go though....

Ending up with the Lakers is still not a fail. Ending up with the Clippers or the Bobcats? Now THAT would be a fail.

Since86
09-12-2012, 11:42 AM
Ending up with the Lakers is still not a fail. Ending up with the Clippers or the Bobcats? Now THAT would be a fail.

Using the original goalposts of being able to go where you want to go, is most definitely a fail.


Using PG's decision to change his jersey number to springboard into a conspiracy theory that he now want's to go to LA is pretty funny, even for this board.

Nuntius
09-12-2012, 02:02 PM
Okay, let's go down that bizarre line of logic for a minute and assume that PG is purportedly announcing the change of his # because he wants to the Lakers not this year, but any time after that (haha):

1) Are you saying a player is "calling his shot" that he's going to change teams to a team of his choice a year or more in advance? That's some serious cajones, or insanity, on PG's part. I'd have to say.... that would be the first time in history that actually occurred. Especially the changing of the # part.
2) Why would he announce it a year (or more) in advance?

I mean if we're saying that PG is changing his # for Kobe, and we're assuming they're going to be on the same team... why would he post that he's going to change his #.

There's absolutely no need to change #s until he goes to that team.

I mean, seriously, think about that.


You are absolutely right. My thought was crazy and irrational. It just crossed my mind and I wanted to share it. I didn't want to cause any panic :(

ilive4sports
09-12-2012, 04:58 PM
I think this is exactly what it is. He lives out there in LA, and you know playing in LA would probably be his dream. But he also sees himself as a player to look out for, so he wants to forge his own identity, that way when he gets to LA he will be a known commodity and not a Kobe clone.
well good thing we should be getting gordon hayward then right?

graphic-er
09-13-2012, 12:32 AM
well good thing we should be getting gordon hayward then right?

It actually works out because Hayward and Granger hit Free Agency the same year, so replacing Danny with Gordon is a real possibility. Thats if Utah let him walk.

imbtyler
09-13-2012, 01:21 AM
1. LeBron announced his change to number 6 on Twitter also. I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but I remember it to be true. I can't wait to see the new jerseys to go along with his number change.

2. Paul could "potentially" be a star, but he's not going to be King George in LA, New York, Miami, etc. If he reaches that level, he would be a much more valuable player leading the Pacers (maybe... :sunshine: alert). I'm sure he'll stick around Indy because he likes the city, and the team chemistry is strong.

Lurkster
09-13-2012, 02:03 AM
i agree with what that other guy said, PG is obviously changing his # to 420

billbradley
09-14-2012, 10:02 PM
When I left BLF Legends about a half hour or so after the Fever game tonight, PG was practicing on the practice court at 9:30 on a Friday night.

daschysta
09-15-2012, 08:29 AM
Impossible! I was told that PG was just partying, posting on twitter and hanging out with celebrities instead of working on his game and ballhandling!

PacersHomer
09-15-2012, 09:37 PM
Pretty angry that Paul & Hill are down at IU interacting with fans and spreading the Pacers brand instead of working on dribbling.

Sandman21
09-15-2012, 10:28 PM
Pretty angry that Paul & Hill are down at IU interacting with fans and spreading the Pacers brand instead of working on dribbling.

Paul and George sure haven't been working on their cornhole game, thats for sure! ;)

Mad-Mad-Mario
09-16-2012, 11:07 AM
When I left BLF Legends about a half hour or so after the Fever game tonight, PG was practicing on the practice court at 9:30 on a Friday night.

Was he just shooting around? A good sign thats for sure.

Heisenberg
09-16-2012, 11:13 AM
Pretty angry that Paul & Hill are down at IU interacting with fans and spreading the Pacers brand instead of working on dribbling.
Lance is/was there too

RLeWorm
09-16-2012, 11:16 AM
IMO i don't think Paul is going to leave. I think he is going to take the route of Rose, Durant etc. staying wit that one team.

billbradley
09-16-2012, 12:49 PM
Was he just shooting around? A good sign thats for sure.

He was shooting 3's for the 15 minutes I watched. He was using this...

http://www.shootaway.com/images/grey.jpg

It looked like he was going at it, really working on his 3 point shot.

Tons of kids on the other end of the court were playing. Maybe a dozen.

BTW fellas, if you can get a group together you can get Legends tickets for $25 each to Fever games. All you can eat and drink (yes beer). Admittedly, I didn't catch most of the game, but it's worth it for the booze. They serve well past the end of the game.

ilive4sports
09-20-2012, 05:50 PM
http://www.1070thefan.com/dakich/podcast.aspx

First thing PG did this offseason? Get a ball handling coach.

rel
09-20-2012, 06:08 PM
That was music to my ears

...and sidenote, Paul sounded good on the radio. Seemed comfortable

Edit: Still listening...and hmmm, he was a Clippers and Warriors fan growing up!

ilive4sports
09-20-2012, 07:27 PM
That was music to my ears

...and sidenote, Paul sounded good on the radio. Seemed comfortable

Edit: Still listening...and hmmm, he was a Clippers and Warriors fan growing up!
BUT BUT I thought he was changing his number for when he goes to his favorite Lakers team!

Heisenberg
09-20-2012, 07:42 PM
Warriors I could see, Run TMC was a ton of fun. But the Clippers? Big Loy Vaught fan?

rel
09-20-2012, 07:50 PM
Warriors I could see, Run TMC was a ton of fun. But the Clippers? Big Loy Vaught fan?

Clippers - Odom, Miles, Q-Rich

Warriors - Baron Davis (playoff run)

PGisthefuture
09-21-2012, 01:06 AM
I really liked hearing how much Paul was talking up DJ Augustin. He said to "watch out" for him this year.

In case there's anybody who hasn't had the chance to listen, here's the link: http://www.1070thefan.com/dakich/podcast.aspx
Talks about DJ towards the end of Part 3....

Phree Refill
09-21-2012, 11:38 AM
Warriors I could see, Run TMC was a ton of fun. But the Clippers? Big Loy Vaught fan?


Clippers - Odom, Miles, Q-Rich

Warriors - Baron Davis (playoff run)

My god.... that makes me feel old and I'm only 25. My first thought was along the lines of Heisenberg's suggestion then Rel rattles off 4 guys that blossomed in the later years of my teens. To think of those players as someone's favorites while they were growing up makes me feel weird.

Kemo
09-21-2012, 10:47 PM
Can't believe we are 3 pages deep in speculation and not one single twitter user simply asks the man about why he is changing his jersey number....

wow... lol

Hell, if I used twitter and could ask him I would.... but alas I don't .... I'm not very twitter-savvy anyways... I tried it once and gave up on it ..

Come on twitter heads, get on the ball ... lol


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Hicks
09-21-2012, 11:37 PM
I finally had a chance to listen to Paul George on Dan Dakich tonight, and my lasting impression is, "He gets it". I'm encouraged.