Larry Bird’s tone was strong and his words were direct. Bird has built a roster around Paul George and has no plans on losing him. He made that clear Wednesday at Brickyard Crossing golf course before The Pacers Foundation kickoff event.
The Indiana Pacers president wants to sign George to a max contract – and he’ll do it as soon as his star player is ready.
“I know he don’t want to talk about it all year and I don’t either,” Bird said. “We want Paul here and we know what it’s going to cost and what it’s going to take. If Paul wants to get a deal done, we will. It’s a max deal. There’s no others, so there’s no use talking about it. If he wants it, he’s got it.”
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