Kawhi Leonard was close to signing with the Los Angeles Lakers this past summer in free agency, but he spurned LeBron James and Anthony Davis so he could play with Paul George on the Los Angeles Clippers instead.
However, in Sunday’s All-Star game, Leonard got to be teammates with LeBron and AD. The two-time Finals MVP, who won the All-Star game MVP, then admitted he had fun playing with James and Davis, via Lakers Nation.
“It was fun,” Leonard said of playing with James and Davis. “I played with Bron and A.D. last year, and I think the year before that or so. But it’s always fun just to get around guys that are very competitive, see what they do on an everyday basis. Just talking, just being their teammate. We go at each other all year round, and just, like I said, it’s great to be able to pick their brain and just be around them and joke and laugh.”
Now that all the fun and games of All-Star weekend are over, it’s back to the grind of the NBA season, which figures to be intense now that the second half of the season is starting.
Basketball fans in Los Angeles are basically praying the Clippers and Lakers meet in the Western Conference Finals. A series with LeBron James and Anthony Davis versus Kawhi Leonard and Paul George would be so much fun to watch.
Leonard played in 42 games for the Clippers during the first half of the season. He averaged 27.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists while shooting 46.3 percent from the field, 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 89.5 percent from the free-throw line.
The Clippers went 37-18 in the first half and are currently in third place in the ultra-tough Western Conference, behind the Lakers and Denver Nuggets.