Sorry Lakers fans, but Paul George has unfinished business in Oklahoma City.
The five-time NBA All-Star has committed to re-signing with the Thunder, reports ESPN's basketball prophet Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is a $137 million max contract over four years, along with a player option on that fourth year, according to ESPN's sources.
The forward reportedly announced his decision at Russell Westbrook's house party, according to ESPN. George posted a photo of himself and Westbrook with celebratory cigars on Instagram and a caption that read: "Unfinished business."
"I'm here to stay," George said at the house party, to raucous applause.
After an underwhelming season alongside Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony, many thought George would head towards the sunny skies of Los Angeles. There's probably no one more hurt that the guy who paid for 40 billboards to recruit the superstar to the Lakers.
Thankfully for the Thunder, they did not have to spend too much time worrying about George's decision. According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne, the Thunder knew that the Los Angeles native wasn't headed back home. "Paul George told the Thunder he was staying “early” so they could set everything up, per sources," Shelburne tweeted. "In other words, they’ve been operating like he was staying for a bit now."