Paul George Leaves NBA to Join Superteam Mapleton FC

Paul George revealed today that his dissatisfaction with the Indiana Pacers had nothing to do with basketball and the recent trade to the Oklahoma City Thunder was for naught.

“Today, I’m announcing that I’m leaving the NBA to join Indy City Futbol’s Mapleton FC,” George said at a press conference earlier today.  “I’ve only ever wanted to win championships, and I think my best chance to win is still in Indianapolis.  I don’t care what sport it’s in, I need a trophy.”

Mapleton's newest edition is joined by the ICF Commissioner at this week's press conference.

Mapleton's newest edition is joined by the ICF Commissioner at this week's press conference.

Reportedly, the Pacers offered a 1978 ABA “Employee of the Month - April” trophy to stay with the team; however, the George camp has refused to comment on the matter.

Mapleton FC has been a source of controversy all season, beginning with the transfer of former Fountain Square FC striker Jai Desai to the team.

Mapleton FC Manager Jai Desai enjoys Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture whilst viewing his team's play.

Mapleton FC Manager Jai Desai enjoys Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture whilst viewing his team's play.

“I don’t think there’s any such thing as a super team” Desai recently told the Miami Herald. “We’re just here to play some futbol, man."

Authorities are investigating witness reports that say FC Fountain Square co-manager Luke Boly was recently seen burning effigies of both Desai and George before dumping the ashes in the Bates-Hendricks neighborhood.