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#pounditFriday, September 18, 2020

Kawhi Leonard apologized to former teammate over inadvertent eye poke

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Apparently robots can feel remorse too.

Toronto Raptors swingman OG Anunoby told reporters on Friday that he received an apology from former teammate Kawhi Leonard, who accidentally poked him in the eye during Monday’s loss to the LA Clippers.

“He felt bad, but it was an accident,” said Anunoby, per Mike Ganter of the Toronto Sun. “We just talked. He just said sorry.”

The poke happened in the opening minutes of the contest, and knocked Anunoby out for the rest of it with an eye contusion. He missed Wednesday’s game against Portland too but is expected back for Saturday against Dallas.

Leonard is known for his stoic demeanor (such that his coach recently cracked a funny joke about it), so the apology to Anunoby might have been a brief one.

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