All-Star small forward Paul George says it's “surreal” to now play for the Los Angeles Clippers, the team he grew up rooting for as a kid.

George says he requested a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Clippers because he wanted to play at home and do something special with Kawhi Leonard.

Paul George and Kawhi Leonard have made the Clippers title contenders for the first time in franchise history. The Clips won 48 games last season without a single All-Star on the team. Now, LAC has two of the best two-way wings in the entire NBA. Head coach Doc Rivers is going to have a lot of fun coaching PG and Leonard.

This past season, George averaged 28.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists while shooting 43.8 percent from the field, 38.6 percent from beyond the arc and 83.9 percent from the free-throw line. He underwent surgery to his right rotator cuff and left labrum after the Thunder’s season ended, but is expected to be 100 percent for the 2019-20 season.

The Clippers have surrounded George and Leonard with a lot of talent. LAC has the best bench scorer in the league in Lou Williams and two rough riders in Patrick Beverley and Montrezl Harrell who are always going to play with high energy.