In an interview on on Friday Paul George gave an interview during 2017 All Star Media Day.
“As I told Larry, I always want to play on a winning team. I always want to be part of a team that has a chance to win it [all]. That’s important. Say what you want; I want to compete for something. It’s frustrating just playing the game for stats or for numbers or to showcase yourself. Man, I want a chance to play for a chance to win a championship.
I wanted to be the first and want to be the first to be able to bring a championship to Indiana. So that’s still on my mind … and something I definitely want to achieve in Indiana.”
This is what Larry Bird recently told the Indianapolis Star in a January interview: “Before the year started, I told Paul and I said: ‘Look, if you want to sign a long-term deal, we’re willing to do that max. And if you want to wait, I understand.’ But this year, we’re not going to worry about it, we’re not going to talk about it, and he’s going to make the decision that’s best for Paul when it comes down to it.”