Pacers' Paul George Buys out Alma Mater's Opening Night Tickets to Give Away

Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 31, 2013

Indiana Pacers star Paul George is making good use of the max deal that he received this offseason. He bought all of the remaining unsold tickets to the Fresno State men's basketball home opener against Cal State Northridge and will give them away. George was a star for the Bulldogs in two seasons from 2008 to 2010. 

*Update: Nov. 1 at 5:15 p.m. ET

Pacers' beat reporter Scott Agness has provided an update and said that George spent $7,000 on the tickets:

@KyleNewport someone forwarded me a link to your story. Paul George bought all unsold tix, and it cost him $7K. http://t.co/H00RuaEO44

— Scott Agness (@ScottAgness) November 1, 2013

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Fresno State Athletics Director of Development Jennifer Jory broke the news on Twitter:

Some athletes blow money on luxuries, but George did something good for his alma mater.

Hat tip to Yahoo! Sports for the find.