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Lakers guard Josh Hart seen at E3 Fortnite event with NBA free agent Paul George

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Josh Hart would immediately become all Lakers fans’ favorite rookie if he helps sway Paul George to join the team as a free agent.

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The Los Angeles Lakers are definitely going to sign Paul George this summer. So that’s cool. George was seen with Josh Hart at an E3 Fornite event, which basically provides enough confirmation for everyone to rush out and grab their George, Lakers jerseys, so long as you’re confident enough at guessing which number he’ll wear.

SB Nation’s own Whitney Medworth first brought this to Twitter’s attention, and then Lakers Twitter did their thing from there.

I already considered Hart the kind of role player who could impact a finals series, but this puts him up their amongst the Lakers’ most valuable assets to be completely and perfectly honest.

Here’s one last look just for good measure.

Update: Hart posted a photo with George with a caption that will get people talking:

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Can we just take a quick second to think about the difference in size and athleticism between Hart, George and just about everyone else at this event? How many Fortnite players would have to team up to merely have a chance against those two? I’d probably say a starting five would be necessary against Hart and George and even then I’m not particularly confident.

Anywho, as with every little tidbit like Hart and George taking in the event together, this obviously might not mean anything beyond a couple professional basketball players who share a common interest in an off-court hobby.

On the other hand, it isn’t like Hart and George would really run in the same circles given their compared levels of celebrity, so the two hanging probably can’t be a bad thing for Lakers fans hoping to see George (and maybe, say, LeBron James) in a Laker uniform next year.

Josh, I say this with the deadly seriousness: This might be the most important first date (for lack of a better term) that you’ll ever have in your life. We’re all counting on you. No pressure.