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Monday, July 13, 2020

Spurs’ statements are not very kind to Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

You don’t have to read between the lines to deduce that the San Antonio Spurs aren’t exactly sorry to see the back of Kawhi Leonard.

In their various statements announcing Wednesday’s major trade that sees Leonard move to the Toronto Raptors, it certainly looked like the Spurs were doing the bare minimum to recognize Leonard on his way out the door.

First, there were the graphics from the team’s official Twitter account, which looked to give the other player moved in the deal, Danny Green, a bigger, more prominent thank you font-wise.

In their official statement announcing the trade, the Spurs didn’t list any of Leonard’s personal accomplishments with the team, instead simply rattling off his career stats in a single sentence.

This isn’t necessarily unprecedented, but it’s still a pretty clear indicator of what the team thinks of Leonard and how he’s carried himself throughout this process. It looks like his new team could have a difficult time with him too.

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