Andre Roberson

New addition George gets star treatment in Oklahoma City

Paul George never expected to end up in Oklahoma City.

The Thunder and their fans are already making the pitch to keep him for a while.

A day after hundreds of fans greeted George at the airport, the Thunder pulled out all the stops with a lavish, invitation-only welcome party Wednesday night. It was out of character for the buttoned-down Thunder to throw such a bash — general manager Sam Presti said he couldn't recall anything like it.

Of course, George has just one year left on his deal, so now is the time to start making a lasting impression.

Seems to be working.

"I've been wowed ever since we landed," George said at the celebration. "I...