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Hanging with Paul George in Las Vegas, Draymond picks Mayweather

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Hanging with Paul George in Las Vegas, Draymond picks Mayweather

Draymond Green is getting an in-person view of one of the biggest fights in the century. The Warriors forward is in Las Vegas to watch UFC star Conor McGregor take on the undefeated Floyd Mayweather in his boxing debut Saturday. 

And Green is joined by a fellow All-Star in Paul George. 

Both Green and George are going with the heavy favorite Mayweather. 

Green and the Warriors will see plenty of the four-time All-Star George this season. The Pacers traded George to the Oklahoma City Thunder this offseason for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

Mayweather and McGregor will square off at the T-Mobile Arena with the main card starting at 6 p.m. PT.

NBA opens investigation on Lakers' alleged tampering

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NBA opens investigation on Lakers' alleged tampering

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2017 – The following statement has been issued by Mike Bass, Executive Vice President, Communications:

"At the request of the Indiana Pacers, the NBA opened an investigation into alleged tampering by the Los Angeles Lakers. The independent investigation is being conducted by the law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. 

"The Lakers have been cooperative and, at this point, no findings have been made. We have asked both teams to refrain from commenting while the investigation is ongoing."

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Cavs owner trolls Pacers over Paul George trade

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Cavs owner trolls Pacers over Paul George trade

On Wednesday afternoon, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert introduced Koby Altman as the franchise's new GM.

During the press conference, a reporter asked about Paul George.

After Altman declined to talk about specifics of a reported deal that nearly landed George in Cleveland, Gilbert chimed in.

[SHILLER: Cavs owner Dan Gilbert wants to talk to Adam Silver: 'Little bit unusual...']

"I will say that Indiana could have done better than they did."

Shots fired at Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard!

Over the weekend, ESPN reported the following:

On the afternoon of June 30, the sides thought they had a deal. On a conference call between the teams, everyone tentatively agreed. George to the Cavs, Love to the Nuggets, Harris and other pieces to the Pacers, sources said.

Plans were put in place for a call to be arranged between George and Gilbert, an important step before the trade would become final, sources said. The front office began making other plans to complement George as free agency was about to begin.

But then Pritchard, who had been on the conference call when the deal was tentatively agreed to, sent the message that his team was backing out, sources said. There was no deal.

In the end, the Pacers shocked the basketball world by trading George to Oklahoma City for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis.

Clearly, Mr. Gilbert is still upset with Mr. Pritchard...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller