Paul George just traded superstar teammate Russell Westbrook for superstar teammate Kawhi Leonard.
The word is George's surprise move to the Clippers -- which came a year after signing four-year deal to stay in OKC -- was made possible because George was sick of playing with Westbrook.
Rival NBA teams have been aware of the discontent of OKC's two stars: Paul George -- and Russell Westbrook, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Leonard pushed the Clippers in recent days to deliver him a second star, and they did.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 6, 2019
Westbrook was also fingered as the culprit in Kevin Durant's move from OKC to the Warriors.
But George refused to kick Russ on the way out. Instead, he co-signed a Tweet by Jalen Rose which asked everyone to stop with the Westbrook slander.
I am not accepting any Westbrook slander!!!!— Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) July 6, 2019
At all 😤 RT @JalenRose: I am not accepting any Westbrook slander!!!!— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) July 6, 2019
That being said, do you think Russ is more of a problem than a solution?
Oladipo leaves okc...all star— Fan of every NBA team (@Zlics) July 6, 2019
Harden leaves okc....superstar and mvp
Kd leaves and is an NBA champ
Russ is overrated