Russell Westbrook to Lakers fans: Paul George 'ain't going nowhere'

2018 All Star Saturday with Russ & PG        By Nick Gallo | Thunder Basketball Writer

Their eagerness to convince the small forward to head back to his hometown of L.A. saw the franchise get hit with a record fine by the National Basketball Association for tampering.

Did this have anything to do with the "We want Paul" chants from Lakers fans who are hoping George might choose to sign with them this summer? "Communicating, and that's about it, you know?"

During the NBA All-Star media session, Kevin Durant was asked about the great dunk he has ever seen, and he had a comical answer. He finished with nine points and was knocked out in the first round.

But if we were to ask George's Thunder teammate, reigning NBA MVP Russell Westbrook, that idea can now be thrown completely out the window.

Paul George didn't have the best performance at the JBL Three-Point Contest at All-Star Weekend on Saturday night in Los Angeles. "It's over for that", he told reporters. I think anybody would want to be wanted and be welcomed, " he said.

The former Oklahoma City Thunder teammates will be All-Star teammates for the second year in a row, this time on Team LeBron on Sunday in Los Angeles.

Of course, most of the comments were tongue-in-cheek as Magic Johnson and the Lakers front office won't be put off one of their top free agent targets because of a bad three-point shooting contest.

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