Indiana Pacers forward Paul George is a force to be reckoned with on the basketball court. How far the Pacers go during the 2013-14 NBA season will depend a lot on how well he performs every single game. Apparently, Fresno State Bulldogs fans found out that he is also a force to be reckoned with when it comes to buying tickets to a college basketball game.
The Nov. 16 contest between Fresno State and Cal State Northridge Matadors is completely sold out after George purchased all 15,596 tickets. Obviously, he can afford the hefty price tag after he signed a $90 million contract extension with the Pacers in the offseason. However, the real question is why he would do something like this.
The reason behind the very kind gesture is the mere fact that George wanted to give back to his school. All fans have to do is print off this voucher and take it to the Save Mart Center ticket office in order to get a free ticket to the game. Of course, all season ticket holders will still be able to sit in their seats for the contest.
I think everyone can agree that even though George makes more money than he would ever need to last a lifetime it is still incredible that he did something nice for the loyal fan base.
In case anyone was wondering how much George spent to buy over 15,000 tickets, the Indianapolis Star thoughtfully calculated the approximate amount of money.
“Let’s do some math. Adult tickets for Fresno State Bulldog men’s basketball games start at $17. So, just using that low figure – and again, prices do go up – we can estimate that George spent roughly $265,132 for the tickets.”
It is quite clear that the Fresno State crowd better be loud and proud when the Bulldogs take on the Matadors.