Paul George: “I want to retire a Clipper”
via: NBA.

To say that last season was a bit of a disappointment for the Los Angeles Clippers would be an understatement. The same applies for Paul George, who didn't not live up to the expectations during the team's playoff run.

'PG13' is back and better, and he addressed the Los Angeles media with some shocking statements, saying that he would like to end his career as a member of the organization.

“I’m happy. I’m home. It’s one of the teams I grew up loving. I’m committed, I’m here. I want to retire a Clipper,” George said. “I’ll say that every year. This is where my heart is. Regardless of what happens, I’m happy.”

The 30 year-old from Fresno State, who  signed a 4 year / $136,911,936 contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder back in 2018, is expected to become an unrestricted free agent by 2022.

George had a shooting slump during last season playoffs', where the Clippers blew a 3-1 lead and were eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals.

Throughout the 13 games he played in the 2020 postseason, George averaged 20 points along with 7 rebounds per game, but only was able to shoot 33% from three-point range. The veteran has had many critics, but stated that he is his toughest critic.

“I’m my toughest critic,” 'PG' added. “I know what’s good and what’s not acceptable. Last year was an unacceptable year for me, and I know that… I got my offseason back this year, so I feel really good.”