Warriors rookie Eric Paschall is headed to Chicago for NBA All-Star Weekend.
Because he was selected to play in the NBA Rising Stars game Friday night.
But you already knew that.
What you might not be aware of, however, is that Paschall is going to arrive in style. The 23-year-old will be joining Warriors owner Joe Lacob on a private plane to the "Windy City."
During an appearance Monday night on Warriors Pregame Live, Lacob explained to Greg Papa why he's rolling out the red carpet for the No. 41 overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft:
"I'm going to Chicago anyway for the All-Star Game and NBA stuff. If it was one or two or three of our guys in the All-Star Game -- I've flown them before. Eric Paschall has received an honor. He's playing in this game.
"We think a lot of him and I want him to feel like other guys in our organization. He's achieved something very good. So I'm going to Phoenix, I'm gonna watch that game, and the next morning take Eric to Chicago.
"He deserves it."
Lacob -- who essentially sat on the team bench during the Warriors' loss to the Suns on Wednesday night -- watched Paschall record 12 points, six rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes off the bench.
Paschall too strong 💪 pic.twitter.com/By5d8lo17V— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) February 13, 2020
We are going to have to find out what the two discuss while they're 30,000 feet in the air.
Also -- how is Paschall getting back to the Bay?