VIDEO: Paul George looks ahead to the Rio Olympics

Paul George is fulfilling a childhood dream in playing for a gold medal.

Paul George is fulfilling a childhood dream in playing for a gold medal.

Team USA is in Rio and looking forward to its first pool game Saturday evening against China, a team it whipped by an average of 49.5 points in two exhibition games in the United States.

One stop on their five-city tour was Chicago, where USA handled Venezuela. While Paul George did not play in the game, held out due to a calf injury for precautionary reasons, he is ready to go and thrilled to be part of the Olympic Games for the first time.

“It means a lot, really, to be back to this point,” he said. “It’s a second chance, it’s another opportunity right here. Very grateful, very grateful to be back competing for my country again.”

[George staying overnight on a boat for the first time]

I had the chance to talk with Paul for more than 20 minutes during a media session before practice. Watch what he had to say in regards to being with Team USA, looking ahead to the Olympics, and how he can benefit.

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