Former Bulldog, NBA star buys out season opener

Former Bulldog and current Indiana Pacer Paul George dunks on the Miami Heat's Chris Andersen during the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.Former Bulldog and current Indiana Pacer Paul George dunks on the Miami Heat's Chris Andersen during the 2013 NBA Eastern Conference Finals.Indiana Pacer and former Fresno State Bulldog Paul George didn’t take long to put his recently-inked contract to good use, as the NBA All-Star purchased every ticket to the Bulldogs’ season opener on Nov. 16.

After leading the Pacers to the Eastern Conference Finals last year and coming within one win of making an NBA Finals appearance, George signed a five-year extension worth between $80 million and $90 million.

Jennifer Jory, the Bulldog Foundation director of development, confirmed the gesture from the Palmdale native through Twitter on Monday.

“@Paul_George24 bought all the tickets to Fresno State Men's Basketball game on Nov. 16! Thank Paul & pick up your FREE ticket! Thanks PG!” Jory tweeted.

George purchased the tickets for the Save Mart Center’s full 15,596-seat configuration.

All season ticket holders will have their same seats for the opener.

Fans will need to print off a voucher at http://imgur.com/8fxYsZm, then redeem those vouchers at the Save Mart Center ticket office. Vouchers are available immediately and are redeemable for one ticket each.