Paul George: The Bulls success 'is the Michael Jordan era'

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After a 97-80 victory over Chicago on Wednesday, the Indiana star added fuel to the fire with his post-game comments.

There's no love lost between the Chicago Pacers and Indiana Pacers, two Central Division rivals vying to knock off the Miami Heat this season.

On Wednesday, the Pacers struck the first blow of the season, dominating the Bulls 97-80 on national TV. Afterwards, Paul George made some interesting comments to the media (courtesy of Steve Aschburner of NBA.com):

"We want to step away from that shadow as the ‘little brothers' of this division," George said. "Their success is the Michael Jordan era. This is a new age, this is a new team. It's ours till they take it."

Indiana is the last remaining undefeated team this season, moving to 5-0 with their home victory over Chicago.

George, who received a max contract in the off-season, has been at the center of everything. He is averaging 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists a game on 48% shooting in 2013.

The two teams will meet again on November 16 in Chicago, where the Bulls and their fans will get their first chance to respond to George's comments.

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