NBA players shocked by Paul George trade

The Oklahoma City Thunder shook up the NBA landscape just hours before free agency began by acquiring Paul George from the Indiana Pacers.

George, a four-time All-Star, will join reigning MVP Russell Westbrook to create another dynamic duo in Oklahoma City. The Pacers will receive former Indiana Hoosier Victor Oladipo and second-year big man Domantas Sabonis.

The trade sparked a wave of reactions from players on social media -- including back-to-back Instagram posts courtesy of George himself:

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Even the Oklahoma City police department chimed in after a quick investigation regarding the trade:

NFL players also shared their excitement about the blockbuster deal:

The NBA's 2017-18 league calendar officially begins Saturday. With George moving to Oklahoma City and Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, we should be in for an exciting start to the new season.

-- Paul Saldana