Kawhi Leonard told Steve Ballmer 'if you don't change your team, I'm not coming' – report | The Jump

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Rachel Nichols, Dave McMenamin and Richard Jefferson react to a report in the Los Angeles Times in which Kawhi Leonard supposedly told LA Clippers owner Steve Ballmer that he wouldn't sign in NBA free agency if he didn't change his team. Kawhi ended up joining after the Los Angeles team made a trade for Paul George.
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Comments

Ru Lz says:

There was tampering going on. How does a team get an all star like PG13 for draft picks and bums, I call B.S

007thematrix007 says:

kawhi = new gm of the clippers

😜

Shaqtin Curry says:

what would Kobe say ?

Jim 83 says:

So PG is basically Kawhi’s B***h

Shemar coombs says:

Players better than George and Westbrook

1. Lebron
2. Durant
3. Kahwi
4. Giannis
5. Davis
6. Curry
7. Harden
8. Jokic
9. Lillard
10. Kyrie

bobson lupin says:

Kawhi the silent diva

Transpecies Grolar Bear says:

Sucks that my team has Bron/AD, Kawhi/George and the Warriors all in the Division this coming season. Pacific Division is going to be brutal 😂

Professor Facts says:

(Facts) Kawhii is really trying to prove a point and is going to continue his legacy by playing with Paul George. This upcoming NBA season will be the most entertaining ever to be seen in the New Era. Alot of Super teams have formulated since Kawhii already won the NBA Finals last season. Paul George is a scoring machine and Kawhi Leonard understood that mentality so we can only hope for the best for both players. Los Angeles Lakers thought they could land Kawhi when they have his nemesis Lebron James attending which was the biggest mistake they could ever believe. Kawhii vs Lebron is up next since Kawhii already defeated and broke up the New Era Warriors. To be continued….

Zakariya Hussain says:

Is it just me or is Kawhi trying to reenact the jordan pippen duo in himself and george? Both duos are amazing two-way duos?

Rafiq Dawood says:

Kawhi is very intelligent. He may be introverted, but his mind is brilliant. He understands the game of basketball as well as the business aspect to both. That's one reason he's in position of winning another championship with a new team playing together with a superstar in Paul George! Sneaky player for sure this Leonard!

DEE1NONLY80 says:

NY WILL NEVER BE NETS TERRITORY!!!!

Kaisassj says:

i guess it's "trendy" nowadays referring to a player by initials and number, and if it's just a few syllables it makes sense for abbreviating, but why on earth someone should call "Paul George" "P G thirteen", its even longer than the real name

Jonathan veloro says:

if bron said that media will be crazy

Rafael says:

I've been saying this for ages ever since Kawhi did the Spurs dirty, but the guy is not a humble good guy. He's a self entitled diva who thinks the whole world should revolve around him, and it really angers me to see people thinking he's some sort of a good guy. He's ridiculously spoilt.

Little Purple Monster says:

I mean seriously, are you trying to say that the Lakers don't work? 16 championships compared to zero and the team with zero is the one that has the reputation for working harder?? Are you kidding me? I think at this point the media is hung up on the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. People born and raised in Los Angeles know the true LA. They say children are attracted to shiny objects, well thank God there's nothing but men here. Just because they shine doesn't mean they do not work hard. In fact, they shine because they work hard. Keep staring

Mr. Cooperwood says:

This isnt a big deal. Its the past… All teams that rebuild have to break their teams up. Other teams have insight and therefore go after the players being released…. OKC just didnt have the guts to come out and say they were going to break up the team and rebuild. That simple

Dream says:

Dude wins 1 championships against a shattered by injuries Warriors and goes from nice quiet guy to cocky asshole no wonder Pop traded him

Nervino Karas says:

I'm very quickly losing interest in the NBA.

Rickey Hughes says:

James harden going to the clippers when is contract is done lol

Kirby Le says:

If Laker's and Clipper's play during playoffs. Its going to be a seven game home court advantage for the Laker's.

ShokusApolloTV says:

kawhi sneaky af

Premium Petro says:

Rachel Nichols may be the only female anchor in sports that can truly hold her own with the men. Her perspective is usually on point. Doris Burke and Jemele Hill are my runners up. I stand on that.

Peter says:

Kawhi has turned out to be an asshole I hope he never win another championship his ex teammates of the Spurs was right about him.

Mr L wiseman says:

Kawhi should've stayed in Toronto, already so many issues.

free to watch says:

6 picks for kawhi and PG they are top 5 players last season the way they play but the question is will they be healthy…

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