Paul George outfits alma mater in No. 24 jerseys

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If the students at Knight High School in Palmdale, California weren't fans of alum Paul George before, they are now.

In a move related to changing his jersey number from 24 to 13, George bought all the unsold No. 24 jerseys from adidas. Then, he sent the order to his former high school, outfitting dozens of Knight H.S. teachers and students in a new jersey, t-shirt or other No. 24 apparel.

"Palmdale will always have my heart," George tweeted Wednesday evening.

The donation was met by photos and notes of thanks from several Palmdale students and staff members, which George retweeted.



The Pacers star is recovering from a broken leg he suffered in a Team USA scrimmage on August 1. Several of the students wished him well with their tweets showing off their jersey.

The story, originally compiled by Bleacher Report, stated that an NBA rule required George to buy the jerseys with the old number, but a later story posted to SB Nation said the All-Star beat the deadline for a number change and didn't have to buy up the now-outdated clothing.