Paul George on being an Olympian: ‘This is a dream of mine’

Fresh off a media blitz earlier in the week with USA Basketball as the 12-man roster was announced, Paul George was back in Indianapolis.

PG-13 will be on display at the Rio Olympics.

PG-13 will be on display at the Rio Olympics.

The three-time NBA All-Star has about three weeks before he’ll head west to Las Vegas, on July 17, for Training Camp followed by five exhibition games.

Then, they’ll travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 2016 Olympic Games (Aug. 6-21).

George explained how he got a phone call about two weeks ago from Coach K, and that’s when he committed.

“I always wanted to do this,” he said Wednesday. “This is a dream of mine, to compete for the country. I was pretty excited to join up.

“… I think this just completes the story. Winning the gold medal definitely completes the story.”

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