We’re at the point where any mention of “Los Angeles” and “Kawhi Leonard” in the same sentence sparks a frenzy among the Toronto Raptors faithful, with worries of the team’s marquee acquisition bolting for his home state next year remaining top of mind for Canadian basketball fans.
So, it’s fair to assume Raptors fans weren’t thrilled to see Leonard pictured with L.A. legend Kobe Bryant on Friday after a workout in Newport Beach, Cali.
Kobe and Kawhi pic.twitter.com/JP7finY3b9
— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) September 14, 2018
It’s not the first time this summer Leonard has taken the court with one of the Lakers’ finest. He spent some time with the purple and gold’s newest superstar, LeBron James, in late August, again prompting questions of whether Leonard is still intent on returning to his hometown following the 2018-19 campaign.
Key to consider, though, is that both high-profile workouts featured new Raptors assistant coach Phil Handy, who posted the photo of the workout with Kobe on Friday.
“@kobebryant appreciate you #sharing your #greatness and time,” Handy wrote on the photo’s caption. “@raptors we are getting ready.”
L.A. connection aside, learning from one …read more