Kawhi Leonard and his camp have been mum since long before the trade that sent him to Toronto went down a few weeks ago. But at long last, the Raptors’ new star has broken his silence with a statement thanking the Spurs for his time in San Antonio.
Kawhi Leonard releases first statements since trade to Toronto, saying goodbye to San Antonio and the Spurs: pic.twitter.com/XxSUEwbrQ6— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 9, 2018
It’s kind of weird! And probably won’t do much to dampen the chorus of boos he’s sure to face upon his first visit back to San Antonio.
For Raptors fans, the most important part of this statement is the phrase “I’m looking forward to the next chapter in my career”. Pin it to the bulletin board next to the clipping of his meeting with Nick Nurse and his initial photo with Masai Ujiri and Bobby Webster. He’s staying.