A new basketball star is now in the Sooner State.
Four-time All-Star Paul George arrived at Will Rogers International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, and met with fans at The Jones Assembly on Wednesday night.
The 6'9" forward says he's excited about joining a team led by the NBA’s Most Valuable Player, Russell Westbrook.
"Playing against him has always been hard,” George said. “He’s a guy that never takes a possession off. You have to account for him every time he touches that floor, you have to know where Russ is. You know, I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to what we can build and what we can accomplish this year."
George and Westbrook are both among the top players in the NBA. With George on Oklahoma City’s roster, the Thunder hope to regain their status among the top teams in the NBA’s Western Conference.
"You know, I envision it just working from day one,” George said. “ I think I’ll be a great counterpart for him. Make the game a lot, a lot more easier for him. I don’t know how you do that for a guy that averages a triple-double."
The Thunder acquired George from the Indiana Pacers in exchange for guard Victor Oladipo and forward Domantas Sabonis.