In Paul George`s final post-game press conference of the year, he created a bit of controversy.
A reporter asked him if he wanted to play continue to play alongside free-agent-to-be Lance Stephenson, who made headlines during the Heat series for his odd oncourt antics.
¨I don´t know,¨was the first thing George said.
Some claimed he may not have heard the question right. We don`t know if that is the case, but George recently tried to clarify his toughts on a Pacers`future that includes Stephenson.
Here are his quotes, via Conrad Brunner of 1070 The Fan.
“I like the core that we’ve got,” George said. “You don’t find that in the NBA where your starting five has been together for a couple of years. A lot of guys like to move around. In that aspect, I love it. We’ve got the pieces to win a championship. Someway, somehow, we’ve just got to find a way to put it all together.”
George also clarified confusion over his infamous “I don’t know” answer when asked after the Game 6 loss to Miami in the Eastern Conference Finals if he’d like to see Lance Stephenson return as a free agent.
“I think that was taken way out of context,” George said. “Obviously, me and Lance have been here four years together. I would love to continue to keep playing with Lance. When I said ‘I don’t know,’ I was speaking on what he’s going to do. I don’t know what he’s going to do, I don’t know what our front office is going to do and at the end of the day that’s my decision. I went through (contract talks), it was tough, but I would love to see No. 1 back here in a Pacers uniform.”
So there you have it.