Lou Williams explains how choosing the Clippers will impact Kawhi Leonard’s legacy
Kawhi Leonard shocked the entire basketball world when he announced his decision to play for the Los Angeles Clippers over the next four years. Veteran point guard Lou Williams believes that choosing the Clips will give the reigning Finals MVP the opportunity to further solidify his legacy.
“… he can basically have a franchise to himself when his legacy is all said and done.”
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) September 29, 2019
Leonard could’ve joined forces with LeBron James and Anthony Davis, and they could’ve formed a superteam with the Los Angeles Lakers, but he chose not to, joining a Clippers team that has never won a single championship.
Although Kawhi has already won two titles in his career, this is the first time that he’ll be tasked to lead a team to success for a significant amount of time. He had a chance to do that with the San Antonio Spurs, but his fallout with that franchise’s management has led to his trade to the Toronto Raptors.
The Raptors could’ve been Kawhi’s team for the long run, but he chose to leave them after just one season. Still, fans of the team and the entire city of Canada will forever be grateful for what he’s done.
In reality, Leonard has nothing left to prove. He has been the best player in the teams that he’s led to a championship. But he hasn’t won multiple titles in a single franchise, something that he can do with the Clippers. Playing with Paul George and a solid supporting cast will definitely make things easier for him, and that’s one of the main reasons why he decided to join them, not the Lakers.