NBA rules typically require a player to buy out all remaining merchandise available featuring the old jersey number if he is changing numbers while remaining a member of the same team. But since George’s request came before an arbitrary deadline, the league reportedly waived that condition.
But George fullfilled that requirement anyway, even though he didn’t have to do so. And to help give some meaning to the accumulation of now-dated merchandise, George generously donated all of it to his former high school, Knight High in Palmdale, California.
George tweeted that “Palmdale will always have my heart!” when word began to spread about his thoughtful gesture. A flurry of activity on social media followed — a lot of which George retweeted himself — that indicated that the students and faculty at Knight High School were pretty thrilled with all the free gear.