The NBA world was rocked on Sunday when the news broke that Kawhi Leonard had made up his mind. After spending one magical season with the Toronto Raptors, the superstar was set to move on.
Leonard shocked many by agreeing to sign for the Los Angeles Clippers, the cross-town rivals of the Lakers, the team that many saw as being the co-favorites for the Raptors for his services.
The Raptors thanked the Kawhi with a tweet in which they expressed gratitude for the superstar’s role in bringing the first-ever NBA title to the city of Toronto.
While Leonard’s departure to the Clippers was big enough news in and of itself, what’s even more landscape-altering is the player that’ll go along to the Clippers with him – 2019 MVP finalist Paul George.
George agreed to terms with the Los Angeles Clippers, who intend to acquire the veteran small forward in a sign-and-trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. George was one of the top players in the league last season at the age of 28, averaging 28 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Leonard wanted a superstar to go with him if he was to go back home to play in LA, and he got his wish.
Now, the Clippers became one of the favorites to take home the Western Conference crown and the NBA title in what promises to be an exciting 2019-20 NBA season.