Could Paul George's free agency documentary signal a departure from OKC?

Posted June 28, 2018

But the Thunder are able to offer as much as $175.7million over five years.

Everyone is excited about LeBron James becoming a free agent, but look at this pitch the Los Angeles Lakers are making to Paul George.

If George does opt out and test the free-agent waters, he says he will be both overwhelmed by and looking forward to that free agency experience.

George's camp showed interest in the Los Angeles Lakers a year ago before the Thunder made the deal with the Indiana Pacers to get him; Los Angeles is near his hometown.

It was reported that last summer George told the Pacers that he planned to leave the franchise, preferring to join to Lakers.

8 years later and we have another special on deck, but on a smaller level as the OKC Thunder await the decision of whether Paul George is going to re-sign with the team or bolt to the Los Angeles Lakers as many predict he will go. Added he likes Sam Presti, Billy Donovan, and playing with Russell Westbrook.

The second part airs Thursday, and the third will be shown after he makes his final decision.

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Trying to find the right fit, what's the best place for me to raise my kids, a lot is playing into this, so it's a bit overwhelming...

ESPN will chronicle his journey in a three-part series, titled "Paul George: My Journey".

And Russell Westbrook has been in regular contact with George in an attempt to convince the five-time All-Star to stay.

"Here they have made a huge risk in trading for me, knowing I have one year on my deal", George said.

George, 28, grew up in Palmdale, California and played his college ball at Fresno State. "I mean, honestly, I can't say it any more than that".