Fans of the old “Patty Duke Show,” in which lookalike teenagers caused all kinds of mistaken-identity mischief, will recognize what’s happening with Paul George and the Lakers.
Apparently there are two of him.
There is the Paul George who says he wants to win. And there is also the Paul George who wants to be a Laker.
One deals in hope, the other in fiction.
But since they both scored 23.7 points a game last season, can the Lakers assemble a 1-2 doppelganger punch, sort like the Klitschko brothers?
There is one way for the real Paul George, Palmdale native, to make sense of this. He can go somewhere to win the 2018 NBA championship, and then he can sign with the Lakers as a free agent.
Over the weekend his agent told the Pacers that George wouldn’t be returning after next season. That was interpreted as a betrayal in the Hoosier State, but George’s defenders say he was…