Stephen A. Smith slams Clippers star Kawhi Leonard and believes he could opt-out of his contract this off-season.
Kawhi Leonard has been a bit unlucky since coming to LA. The player has played very well on countless important occasions, but oftentimes, his supporting cast just wasn’t good enough.
Even during the 2020 NBA Playoffs, while Paul George was misfiring completely, it was him who held the team down and led them to the wins that they got. Only in game-7 against the Nuggets did the player falter.
This postseason, the player has once again stepped up, grabbing 26 points and 10 rebounds in game one against the Mavericks. Unfortunately for him though, he was once again on the losing side.
This has caused many to raise doubts about the potential of the LA Clippers. And Stephen A. Smith meanwhile, has questioned the ability of Kawhi. Let’s get into it.
Stephen A Smith warns the Clippers about what the future could hold for Kawhi Leonard
Stephen A. Smith is one of the more entertaining analysts on National Television today. His passionate takes and eyebrow-raising vocabulary, have often made fans from across the NBA bawl over in laughter.
However, Clippers fans aren’t laughing after hearing his statement on the latest episode of ‘Stephen A’s World’. Take a listen.
L.A. sure as HELL ain’t looking like KAWHI’s town! pic.twitter.com/ShGDEokogw
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) May 24, 2021
“Kawhi and the Clippers went out and lost game-1 of their first-round series to Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. Lost, in LA by the way! A city that still doesn’t sound all that much like Kawhi’s town.
The analyst continued.
“Kawhi Leonard signed a three-year deal when he arrived. And he can opt out after this season if he wants. And if the Clippers fail again… Kawhi might decide its time to leave… heading to South Beach.”
The Miami Heat were indeed part of a lot of trade rumors during the off-season. Even now, the team is being treated as one of the top free-agent destinations, given their cap-space, and recent success.
So, could it happen? Could Kawhi really abandon LA for Miami after this season? We’re willing to bet that it all depends on this postseason.