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Russell Westbrook Out-Recruited Magic Johnson

posted by Mike Mayer -

In a move that stunned many in the basketball world, Paul George elected to return to the Oklahoma City Thunder on a four year deal. It is a massive win for OKC, who is just two years removed from losing Kevin Durant to the Warriors. A big reason for the shock around the league is that Westbrook was able to play a big role in convincing George to stay as opposed to going to his hometown Los Angeles Lakers. Furthermore, he was able to do what some thought was unthinkable...out-recruit Magic Johnson.

Jonas Knox breaks down the Paul George deal and tells why the friendship between George & Westbrook played a massive role in the recruitment process.

Listen to The Jonas Knox Show Weekends from 3-6am ET on FOX Sports Radio! 

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