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This isn’t the best news. Paul George’s flight into free agency is going to be broadcasted all over the World Wide Leader for everyone to see. Last time we saw something like this, LeBron James bolted for Miami.

George and SportsCenter will do a three-part series on his free agency journey, beginning to air on June 26 at 5 p.m. on SportsCenter.

The first part will dive into the George’s rise to stardom. This will be mainly a lot of Indiana Pacers highlights and US Basketball.

Part 2 will air on June 28 and will follow him in his off court journeys as he prepares to build the next phase of his career.

Part 3 will air after George makes his announcement. It’ll be approximately six minutes long and will talk about the next step after he’s announced to the world whether or not he’ll stay in Oklahoma City and what led him to that decision.

George joined the Oklahoma City Thunder last season after seven years with the Indiana Pacers. As the series documents an important point in his career, the Los Angeles-area native will be shown speaking with trusted advisors and friends, including 12-time NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade.

It’s unknown what this means. If you’re a Thunder fan, it’s almost like hearing “Hey, we need to talk” from your significant other. We all know what it means. However, he could be propping up his return to Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook and Nick Collison have gone on ESPN and spoke fondly about their times in Oklahoma City, so why not George, too?

George can still opt out of his player option and still re-sign with Oklahoma City. We expect him to do exactly that. George could opt out and then re-sign with Oklahoma City for a max contract, paying him a lot more than $20 million.

Friday is the day we’ll find out what happens and hopefully, it’ll be good news. If not, Sam Presti will find a way to keep Oklahoma City in a the title chase.

In Presti we trust, right?

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