Skip Bayless can’t hide his excitement on Kawhi Leonard re-signing with the LA Clippers during his free agency this offseason
The LA Clippers may have figured it all out. And one could argue it was because of Kawhi Leonard going down with injury.
Now don’t get us wrong. We’re not saying that the team is better off without the Klaw. And neither are we saying that we want to see the star injured. No, what we mean is that Leonard’s time off the court may have made the rest of the team less reliant on him, easing the load on the two-time NBA champion.
The franchise’s run during these past playoffs can even be taken as proof. When Kawhi first went down, not many expected much of anything from the team. But, despite their loss in the West Finals, the team looked incredibly competitive and showed some serious grit through it all. And as the still injured star renews his contract with the Clippers, you can’t help but think, that resilience likely played a massive part in his decision.
Speaking of his contract renewal though, as you’d expect, Clippers fans are breathing the biggest sigh of relief right now. Skip Bayless though? Well, let’s just say he’s a bit more optimistic than the rest.
Skip Bayless believes Kawhi Leonard will lead the LA Clippers to an NBA championship before his new deal expires
Kawhi Leonard recently signed a four-year, $176.3 million contract with the Clippers. While this is very good news for the Clippers, are they really at the level of being contenders among the Nets and the Lakers right now? Skip Bayless certainly thinks so. Peep the tweet below.
KAWHI LEONARD WILL LEAD THE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS TO AT LEAST ONE NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE HIS NEW DEAL IS DONE.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) August 13, 2021
Frankly, we can’t really agree with Skip on this one. Sure, they absolutely have a chance, and the Lakers likely won’t be the same team in a year’s time. However, the Nets will likely still be a powerhouse. And let’s not forget, the Warriors always have something up their sleeve.
As much as we feel for the Clippers here, we don’t think it’s very likely that they win a chip in the near future.