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#pounditTuesday, January 26, 2021

Michelle Beadle blasts ‘obnoxious diva’ Kawhi Leonard

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There is still plenty of mystery surrounding Kawhi Leonard’s injury and how things went so wrong for the star forward in San Antonio, and we know one person who is beyond fed up with hearing about it.

On Friday’s edition of ESPN’s “Get Up!,” Michelle Beadle absolutely unloaded on Leonard for the way he has handled himself over the past several months.

“What part of Kawhi Leonard’s behavior in the last year and every story that’s come out in the last several weeks says anything about this dude having any of the qualities that a leader is supposed to have?” Beadle said. “You don’t talk and you don’t defend yourself. … You’re coming off as an obnoxious diva. You don’t want to play with LeBron because you want to be the top dog? You are the top dog for a team and an organization that has done really well for many, many years.

“I’m so over this dude. The city of San Antonio is over this dude. You can go as soon as they get whatever they want for you. But if you think you’re just gonna walk out of there and get your way because you’ve thrown this little spoiled hissy fit and become one of the most unlikable characters … I’ve never seen a heel turn like this in a way that is not enjoyable.”

While few have expressed is so enthusiastically, Beadle is not the only one who feels this way. Some of the reports that have come out this offseason have made Leonard sound extremely unreasonable, though there are two sides to every story.

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