This thread is in response to comments regarding a Paul George/ Eric Gordon trade (and will digress into my thoughts on the FO, and my temporary departure from Pacers Digest):
I believe Eric Gordon and George Hill want to spend the rest of their careers in Indiana if possible. I like the idea, EXCEPT for Gordon's health concerns. THAT BEING SAID, Paul George, if surrounded by the right role models, will be the better player, IMO. It is completely natural that Paul will want to be with his family, so he will look to LA (?) his whole career, unless he has the right reasons to want to move his family where he is currently.
They are human, its not that complicated.
Larry Bird built this team on character, loyalty, and role models. With that said, I am really warming up to Miles Plumlee (loyalty and character). He was the right pick for this team. To this point, at the time, David West was the best acquisition for this team (I think one of the best character guys/role models in the NBA right now).
Larry Bird is glowing in interviews because he trusts what he has built: Therefore, I trust Walsh and Pritchard to carry the torch, and continue to build on character and loyalty. Also, I saw an interview with Larry Bird and some ESPN analyst I didn't know last night. It was short, but it contained some of the most enlightening comments (by Bird) on Miami's Big Three (and thus the state of the league) that I have ever heard.
I love the Pacers, because I am the Pacers. Why do you love them?