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Eight reasons for Paul George to choose to stay in Indy with Pacers rather than to bounce to LA

Pacers fans are going to be okay no matter what Paul George decides, but going to LA might be a huge mistake.

Paul George has a decision to make.  Stay in Indianapolis to continue to earn sick cash with the Pacers or bounce to Los Angeles, Miami, or another NBA outpost for slightly less.

The Pacers have an opportunity to benefit regardless of what George believes is best.

If George wants out, adios muchacho!  Don’t let the door hit you on the ass.  If George wants to stay to become the next Reggie Miller who spends his entire career in Indy, glad to have you.  Hoosiers like those who enjoy our unique hospitality.

And make no mistake – Indy has advantages over a lot of cities – Los Angeles in particular.  People from California tend to look at Indy as though it’s a replicant of every midwestern city.  I can assure you, that is not the case.  I’ve lived in four midwestern cities, and this is the friendliest and most accommodating place in America.

I’m agnostic about George staying or going.  He can do what he likes.  The Pacers will either retool or rebuild, and GM Kevin Pritchard can make either work.  The point is that I’m not trying to talk George into staying.  I just want him to see Indy for what it is – a great city to be drafted into, and a poor one to leave. (more…)

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