The hype of the media talking about Kawhi Leonard of becoming a great player. When he won in San Antonio he’s one of the youngest Finals MVP and likely to create another dynasty with the Spurs. He’s a savior after the Big Three retired. Until a misunderstanding between him and the Spurs camp. He demanded a trade that sent him to Toronto and winning the franchise’s first title. But after that, he still leaves the Raptors. Leonard found his way of playing into his home in Los Angeles. They are highly favored to win the Western Conference on their way to become an NBA champion. But they choked big time against the Denver Nuggets. Before Leonard and George join the Clippers, the team gives the hell of a run in the postseason against a healthy Golden State Warriors in six games.
Despite being a favorite, some of the Clippers players feel that Kawhi Leonard broke the chemistry. He requested to miss some games with load management and been late to practiced. Leonard demanded how long he could play so he can stay with his family in San Diego.
As per The Athletic report.
“Players like Patrick Beverley, Montrezl Harrell and Lou Williams—Clippers bedrocks before the arrival of Leonard and George—bristled when Leonard was permitted to take games off to manage his body and to live in San Diego, which often led to him being late for team flights, league sources said. The team also allowed Leonard to dictate to Doc Rivers when he could be pulled from games, among other things. Tyronn Lue was on Rivers’ bench for all of this, but the Clippers were Rivers’ show.”
Some of the Clippers players also had a verbal exchange with Paul George about the lack of accountability. With reports identified it was between Montrezl Harrell and George after they lost in game seven of the second round.
“In the postgame locker room Tuesday night, George was preaching to teammates to remain committed, for all the players to return to the team this offseason and stay ready to make another run. It was met by some eye rolls and bewilderment, sources said, because George did not back up his words with action in the series and the team has multiple free agents with decisions to make.”
The media trying to discredit the Spurs culture when Kawhi Leonard made his request. The culture that been respected by everybody when David Robinson started in 1989, then Popovich with Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili. Leonard is a diva and he’s going to dominate it in Los Angeles that will ruin the Clippers future.