Kawhi Leonard jerseys removed entirely from Spurs team shop
The Spurs weren’t playing around. Not only did they ship Leonard off to a different country, they’ve taken all of his merchandise out of the San Antonio team shop.
At the official Team Store of the Spurs… not a trace of Kawhi anywhere… they still selling MF David Lee jerseys but Kawhi can’t even get a clearance rack appearance #Savage @World_Wide_Wob @DragonflyJonez pic.twitter.com/aPIaa0IPlF
— 22 (@HeibsTwentyTwo) July 18, 2018
They even have the “legendary” San Antonio Spur David Lee’s jersey in stock. Lee retired following the 2016-17 season after only playing one season in San Antonio. The Spurs team shop is throwing all the shade at Kawhi.
This is akin to a bad breakup where a scorned lover removes all traces of his ex on social media. Lee gets to stick around because he was just a one time fling. That breakup didn’t hurt so bad. But Leonard was supposed to be the one. The pain in that breakup is enough to warrant a full social media cleansing.
While a sports organization isn’t petty enough to remove all traces of a former player on social media, taking that player’s gear out of the team shop is the next best thing. They don’t want to see a silver and black Leonard jersey ever again. The last thing they want to do is sell more of them.
It’s hard to believe that a team would turn down money, but maybe San Antonio is willing to sacrifice some extra jersey sales to prove a point. This is on another level of petty and it’s impossible to hate it. Go Spurs go.