Former Laker Robert Horry calls out Kawhi Leonard for his indecisiveness, lists how it’s hurting the Clippers and their chances
One of the biggest names of this free agency has been Kawhi Leonard. He joined the Clippers in 2019, right after winning a championship in Toronto. He signed a 3 year, $103 million deal with the Clippers, with a player option in the third year. Kawhi opted out of his player option, declining $36 million for the upcoming season.
It was assumed Kawhi only declined his player option to go back to the Clippers on a much bigger contract. However, it has been 5 days of free agency, and no sign of Kawhi Leonard inking a deal. This has left the Clippers on an awkward spot, and former Laker Robert Horry decided to talk about the same.
Robert Horry talks about how Kawhi Leonard is hurting the Clippers
During free agency, most of the free agents tend to sign with teams for one of the two reasons: 1) They get a chance at title contention. 2) They can earn a lot.
Either way, the free agents look for a stable place where they can sign and join. With Kawhi Leonard not announcing his decision, this has become an issue for the Clippers. The only move the Clippers have made is re-signing Nicolas Batum. 7x NBA Champion Robert Horry decided to address the same on ESPN’s The Jump. He said,
“As a Clipper fan, I would be mad at Kawhi… With him sitting back, waiting and trying to see what other guys are getting and see what he wants to do is not fair to the organization.”
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) August 5, 2021
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While Kawhi cannot be the sole one to be blamed for the Clippers’ inactivity, he surely doesn’t help the case. It still remains to be seen what Kawhi ends up doing.