So Johnson knows what he needs. He’s got to import a Cheap College Jerseys special player. George checks a lot of boxes. The Pacers star is a top-10 player at peak performance. He has struggled with consistency in the playoffs, but has already played in 63 playoff games. And he doesn’t turn 27 until May 2. Still in his prime, he already has made two trips to the Eastern Conference finals, both times being denied a trip to the NBA Finals by the best player in the sport, LeBron James. A SoCal native, he’s been talking about playing for his hometown team, the Lakers, for a long time. He’s never made his long-term intentions a secret within the Pacers’ locker room, according to former teammates. He wants to wear the purple and gold.
There is little doubt that the Pacers are at a crossroads with their franchise player. In July, George could score a mega-extension in the form of a designated veteran exception — it could end up being a six year, $223 million deal — if he makes an All-NBA team. But in light of what has happened this entire season, right through their Game 3 debacle when they blew the biggest lead in playoff history, you really have to wonder if Indiana wants to go in all-in on George.
There was an instance of Bay Area superstar-on-Bay Area superstar crime Monday afternoon.
During media availability ahead of Game 1 of the Warriors’ series against the Jazz, a reporter asked Golden State guard Stephen Curry what he’ll do on his off-days in Utah.
Curry, of course, was tweaking Giants ace pitcher Madison Bumgarner, who suffered shoulder and rib injuries last month when he fell off a dirt bike during an off-day visit Cheap Custom Jerseys to the mountains outside Denver.
Odds are this was friendly joke made at Bumgarner’s expense. You’d think two of the biggest athletes in the Bay Area have met enough times to be on friendly terms.
Still, the Giants probably are not laughing, because MadBum is out at least three months.