Tag: KAWHI LEONARD

The Biggest Matchups, Returns, And Games To Watch On The 2019-20 NBA Schedule

Getty Image The 2019-20 NBA schedule has been released in full, which means we can begin highlighting the biggest games of the year. Most all of those will take place under the spotlight of national television, as TNT and ESPN released their full season schedules (with the caveat that they can flex games in and […]

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The NBA Will Release The Full 2019-20 NBA Regular Season Schedule On Monday

Getty Image The first game of the NBA regular season is still roughly three months away, but we’ll know every game on the schedule well before then. The NBA is set to release the full, 82-game schedule on Monday, August 12 at 3 p.m. ET, giving fans a chance to start planning for possible trips […]

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Kyle Lowry ‘Wasn’t Surprised’ Kawhi Leonard Opted To Join The Clippers

Getty Image If there’s one downside to the Toronto Raptors winning an NBA championship, it’s that the cathartic celebration that followed it felt a little short-lived. The league moves fast that time of year, and when the Finals are over, there’s scarcely time to catch your breath before the draft, free agency, and Summer League […]

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Kawhi Leonard Will Reportedly Make His Return To Toronto In December

Getty Image   Just as things were starting to get quiet in the NBA, a flurry of scheduling news was leaked on Friday, including the dates of a few notable returns for star players. At the top of the list is Kawhi Leonard, who will make his return to Toronto on Dec. 11, 2019, according […]

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Kawhi Leonard Texted Nick Nurse ‘I’m Going Home’ To Tell Him He Was Leaving

Getty Image Nick Nurse found out that Kawhi Leonard was leaving for the Los Angeles Clippers while he was in Las Vegas, taking in a show featuring a Prince impersonator. As Nurse explained to Rachel Nichols of ESPN, he got the news mid-performance, and decided that there was no point in getting bummed out while […]

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Kawhi Leonard Apparently Tried To Get The Spurs To Trade For Paul George In 2017

Getty Image   Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are now teammates on the Los Angeles Clippers after L.A. managed to trade for George by sending a hefty amount of draft picks and assets to Oklahoma City so they could secure Leonard’s signing as a free agent. On Wednesday, the two were officially introduced as members […]

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Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard Reacts To Lakers, Raptors Free Agency Rumors

Getty Kawhi Leonard (R) and Paul George laugh as they listen to Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer speak (not in frame) during their introductory news conference at Green Meadows Recreation Center on July 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kawhi Leonard is now a member of the Los Angeles Clippers. The Toronto Raptors, the […]

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Kawhi Leonard’s L.A. Decision Was About ‘Purely Family’ Per Report

Getty Kawhi Leonard (R) and Paul George laugh as they listen to Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer speak (not in frame) during their introductory news conference at Green Meadows Recreation Center on July 24, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Kawhi Leonard reportedly was dead set on returning to Southern California all along. A graduate […]

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Jack Black on Kawhi Leonard to Clippers: ‘F— You!”

Getty Jack Black attends Los Angeles Comic Con at Los Angeles Convention Center on October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Jack Black epitomized the emotional journey of every Lakers fan in the span of a 36-second video. The 49-year-old actor and rocker provided his comments on Kawhi Leonard spurning the purple and gold for […]

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Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard Gives Honest Reason He Didn’t Join Lakers

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images The Clippers’ new superstar duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George were announced at an introductory press conference on Wednesday. Kawhi Leonard is a Los Angeles Clipper and not a Los Angeles Laker. Wanna now why? In an interview with Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Leonard was asked if Magic Johnson’s divulging […]

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Kawhi Leonard Was ‘Very Close’ To Signing With The Lakers Or Raptors

Getty Image Kawhi Leonard had one of the most important free agencies in recent memory. The current defending champ and Finals MVP was exploring free agency and his camp went radio silent. No leaks. No information. No nothing. The only thing anyone knew was that Leonard was planning on meeting with three teams: the Lakers, […]

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Paul George And The Thunder Felt They Were ‘Stagnant’ After Last Year And Decided To Move On

Getty Image   When the 2019-20 NBA season tips off this fall, a total of eight All-Stars will be in different uniforms. It’s the most significant superstar movement we’ve seen in one summer. Not only did it completely rearranged the league’s competitive landscape; it represents a watershed moment for player empowerment. Kawhi Leonard was at […]

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The Clippers Claim They Made Sure To ‘Follow The Rules’ In Their Pursuit Of Kawhi Leonard

Getty Image The Los Angeles Clippers went for broke this summer, and not only did it pay off, things went better than they ever could have imagined. Los Angeles landed its top free agent target, getting Kawhi Leonard to hop on board, and swung a trade that made Paul George a Clipper, too. It’s immediately […]

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Magic Johnson Talking About His Meeting With Kawhi Leonard May Have Cost The Lakers

Getty Image The focus of the NBA world in 2019-20 will be on Los Angeles, as the Lakers and Clippers boast the two best star tandems in the league — which is a high bar to clear after a summer of stars pairing up. LeBron James being joined by Anthony Davis made the Lakers early […]

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Report: The Lakers Believe Kawhi Leonard ‘Played’ Them In Free Agency

Getty Image   When they Lakers finally acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans, it seemed like all the puzzle pieces were falling into place. They’d cleared enough cap space to potentially add another near-max player, in no small measure thanks to Davis agreeing to forego his $4 million trade kicker. In their minds, the table […]

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Shaq Makes Suprising Claim About Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich, Jerry West

Popovich has been highly critical of President Trump (Getty) San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich is the longest tenured coach in the NBA. With strong leadership, Popovich, a five-time NBA champion has guided names like David Robinson, Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard. While Kawhi Leonard decided to sign with the […]

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The 10 Best Pairings In The NBA, Ranked

Getty Image For years, the NBA has been dictated by superteams. The squad that has found a way to get three or four All-NBA level players together has generally been the one that wins. We can debate for days whether or not that’s been a good or a bad thing, but for at least the […]

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Nick Nurse Learned Kawhi Leonard Was Leaving While Watching A Prince Impersonator In Las Vegas

Getty Image Summer League is a good time because it gives the basketball world the opportunity to descend upon an endearingly odd city in Las Vegas. It also comes at a point in the NBA calendar where there can be a bit of uncertainty with regards to players who decide to take their time once […]

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Rich Paul Explained Why Anthony Davis Agreed To Waive His $4 Million Trade Kicker

Getty Image The Lakers-Pelicans trade deadline debacle seems like a distant memory now, particularly in light of all the free agency madness that has swept across the league in the past week or so. Anthony Davis is a Laker, and alongside LeBron James, they comprise one of the league’s most formidable duos. They were hoping, […]

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