While there was still some booing, the level of vitriol hurled Paul George's way in his third trip back to Indiana paled in comparison to what he dealt with almost exactly two years ago. Most fans have moved on, but it seems difficult for PG to do the same.
The Clippers forward spoke to the media tonight after a 36-point performance and discussed a "tell all" book about his departure from Indiana in 2017:
We all assume that the person Pacers fans "should boo" is Larry Bird, but honestly, who cares? It's been 2 1/2 years since the trade happened. The Pacers extended Domantas Sabonis for four more years and are about to get All-Star Victor Oladipo back. George is co-anchoring a championship contender in his hometown of Los Angeles. Everyone's happy, right?
Maybe George just wants to stoke what's left of the fire? I don't know. I think most Pacers fans are 'meh' towards him today, but I cringe every time he opens his mouth about Indiana.