From start to finish, Thursday could not have gone much better for the Los Angeles Lakers. As tough as it was to say goodbye to two young men who’ve found their way through a ton of hard work for the organization, they netted crucial cap space and somehow grabbed a first rounder from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Then there was a game to be played.
Against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
You know, where Paul George plays.
The Lakers manhandled them Thunder, who were without Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony. Though Laker fans would quickly retort that they were missing Lonzo Ball, Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance, Jr.
Once the game was safely in hand midway through the fourth quarter, a collision occurred that briefly scared George enough to grab at his knee. He would wind up fine, walk over to the sideline to inbounds the ball, where he was met with chants from Laker fans who know what’s up.
A “We Want Paul” chant broke out at Staples Center pic.twitter.com/E61pkWIesQ
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 9, 2018
After the game, George was asked about those chants and tried to act as if he didn’t hear them, but he knows what’s up, too.
Paul George on the cheers he got tonight at Staples: “Hopefully it’s moreso because I’m home than anything.” pic.twitter.com/KOlta0sppD
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) February 9, 2018
We see you, George. We see you.