Leonard's unveiling with Clippers a similar start to his Raptors story - Sportsnet.ca

The scene was eerily similar to a year ago, but now Kawhi Leonard is ready to write a new story at home. (via @DaveZarum)

25.7.2019

The scene was eerily similar to a year ago, but now Kawhi Leonard is ready to write a new story at home. (via DaveZarum)

It all felt eerily familiar. Media converged in Los Angeles by the hundreds — a similar scene to last fall when Kawhi Leonard was introduced to the Toronto Raptors during media day at Scotiabank Arena.

On Wednesday, as Leonard was introduced to the public by his newest team, the

“As much as we liked our team last year, we knew we needed elite talent to compete at the next level,” said Clippers GM Lawrence Frank while explaining his team’s pursuit of the now two-time Finals MVP.

Obviously still adjusting to his new team, he even referred to the Clippers as “they” throughout the press conference, just as he had when he arrived in Toronto.

He also seemed far more at ease behind a microphone addressing a large crowd, cementing the feeling that we watched Leonard break out of his shell last season. He arrived in Toronto with an unfair reputation as a mute and was visibly uncomfortable when greeting the Toronto media. He left cracking jokes to a crowd of millions at the championship parade, the “best parade ever,” he stated on Wednesday.

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Great athletes are remembered for what they contribute to their sport+how they treat people along the way!There will come a day when talent will be secondary to your attitude!Thanks for the thanks Kawhi,we won a championship but alot is coming out now!Raptors treated u well!🇨🇦 DaveZarum lord be with you and with your spirit amen lord be with you lord be with you lord be with you lord be with you~! cerns iALCE

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Kawhi Leonard at home, looking comfortable with Clippers - Sportsnet.ca'We've seen this over the course of the playoffs, Kawhi get more comfortable with the spotlight.' SNBradFay and DanWoikeSports discuss Kawhi Leonard joining the Clippers and whether they are favourites to win the NBA championship next season. SNBradFay DanWoikeSports Clippers He got Balmer goin dumb. Kawhi put the LA restaurants on notice: playoffs = Kawhi N Dine SNBradFay DanWoikeSports Clippers Who gives a 💩 it’s just basketball SNBradFay DanWoikeSports Clippers Good riddance if you don't like us the feeling mutual

VanVleet, Raptors ready to move on as Kawhi begins life with Clippers - Sportsnet.ca“You respect and appreciate what he gave to us. From there on, if he had chosen to come back, cool. If not, we move forward.' Kawhi Leonard is officially a former member of the Raptors. And his former club is officially ready to move on. (via loung_s) loung_s FVV favourite raptor ☝️ loung_s He has a young family. He wants to go home and raise his family. Respect ThankYouKawhi

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