Paul George had interest in playing in Los Angeles in both the 2017 and 2018 offseasons, but the Indiana Pacers traded him to the Oklahoma City Thunder this first year before he re-signed with the franchise the next.
But George requested a trade from the Thunder to the Los Angeles Clippers following a recruitment by Kawhi Leonard.
“Kawhi recruited the hell out of him,” one source close to the situation told Sam Amick of The Athletic. “He did a number on Paul.”
Leonard similarly reached out to Kevin Durant about playing on the same team last month.