Paul George is already one of the most popular people in Indiana today. But apparently, he wants to be one of the most popular people in California, too.
Earlier this week, Fresno State University—which is the school that George played for before declaring for the NBA Draft back in 2010—announced that George had purchased every single ticket for Fresno's November 16th college basketball home opener against Cal State Northridge. Yes, every single ticket (excluding season tickets that are already spoken for). And he is allowing anyone who wants a ticket to print out a voucher and take it to Fresno's Save Mart Center in order to claim their free ticket.
Why is he doing this? Well, we're going to guess it's because he signed a five-year, $90 million contract recently and has the money to spend (this will likely cost him, in total, more than $200K). We're also going to guess it's because he wants to show his alma mater a little love and up his social status in Fresno, Calif. Or who knows? Maybe he just hates Cal State Northridge with a passion and wants to see all 15,596 seats at the Save Mart Center filled on November 16. Whatever the case, it's a good move by a player who seems like a pretty good guy. Now who wants a ticket?
[via Ball Don't Lie]