The Oklahoma City Thunder are feeling good right now. After a year-long pitch process, the Thunder convinced Paul George to stick around. He signed a four-year, $137 million deal. As George sees it, he, Russell Westbrook, and the squad have "unfinished business."
Saturday night, as free agency opened, the 2016-17 MVP hosted what he dubbed a summer hype house party featuring George and rap legend Nas. Complex has received exclusive photos and videos from inside the party. Take a peek behind the curtain in the video up top and photos from the event below.
At the 1:30 mark of the video, George tells the crowd, "Let me say it again: I'm here to stay. I think what me and this dude right here (Westbrook) can accomplish, we could bring it home."
Nas opened his set with the classic "Hate Me Now."
"My man Russ Westbrook threw one hell of a party," Nas said. "Everybody had fun, it was great bringing our two worlds together for this event. They had all sorts of things going on, it had a great summer vibe. The people there definitely got to be part of a special night."
Analysts expect the Thunder to contend with the 2018 NBA champions Golden State Warriors, defending Western Conference No. 1 seed Houston Rockets, and new-look Lakers for a berth in the Finals next season.