Magic Johnson in contact with Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard’s interest in the Los Angeles Lakers appears to be extremely genuine.
Magic Johnson spoke with Leonard and his uncle on Sunday after being contacted by Leonard, according to the LA Times’ Brad Turner.
Magic Johnson said he has spoken to Kawhi Leonard and his uncle, Dennis Robertson, today after being contacted by Leonard's group. Magic said no meeting no been set to meet with Leonard and Magic yet.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 30, 2019
The Toronto Raptors always knew that there was a big risk attached to acquiring Leonard, and that was that he could leave for Southern California in free agency after just one season. Last summer, the word was that Leonard wanted to play for the Lakers, but reports progressed in recent months to say he may have favored the Clippers. Now things have reversed and all the buzz is that Leonard favors the Lakers.
Magic Johnson could not formally represent the Lakers in a free agent meeting with Leonard, but he can speak with Kawhi in an unofficial capacity, as he appears to have done.