The Los Angeles Lakers front office made it a point to try to avoid charges of tampering this summer.
Leaks, though? Those appear to happen.
A free-agent pitch obtained by Sports Illustrated’s Robin Lundberg reportedly includes a voiceover pitch obviously aimed at Paul George:
“When you were just a kid
In your room
Dreaming from Palmdale
We were dreaming too.
While you dreamt, we built—built for your arrival
And while we dreamt, you built too
Becoming one of the world’s greatest.
Life’s most powerful dream are the one we realize ourselves.
The ones that turn us into legends.
That kid from Palmdale always knew it
Now the world will, too”
George grew up in Palmdale, California, which is about an hour outside Los Angeles. He’s been open on multiple occasions about the appeal of playing close to home, though he’s said that will not be the number 1 factor in whatever decision he makes this free agency.