Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard was brilliant against the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Lakers star LeBron James couldn’t ignore his success, and took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the series-clinching buzzer-beater.
LeBron is missing the playoffs, but he doesn’t miss a thing. Kawhi finished with 41 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. Is there any chance that he signs with the Los Angeles Lakers?
reporter Harrison Faigen says that LeBron will probably
use Space Jam 2 to get Kawhi on the Lakers roster.
“The only thing that makes
me think this is a possibility is that all these plugged in guys have been
saying, ‘well it looks like the Clippers’,” Faigen said on the Silver Screen and Roll podcast.
“I just wonder… Kawhi does not seem like he’s an easy guy to read. So how do
they know? And how much do the people in Kawhi’s life decide where he’s going
to play and how much do they know with a guy that keeps stuff close to his
chest? Other than LeBron being able to throw some of his Space Jam 2 money at
him. Those are the main reasons I think there’s still a chance the Lakers could
end up with Kawhi.”
Wright is convinced
that Kawhi Leonard is a much
better option for the Los Angeles Lakers when
compared to Kevin Durant and other soon-to-be free
“I’d say KD is almost an
impossibility,” Wright said on First Things First. “Kawhi, the door could be
opening slightly ajar with the Doc Rivers supposed interest in the Lakers. That
would be a big paradigm shift from the Clippers to the Lakers. And Kyrie we know
is an X Factor. Tier two I think would be quite good. It wouldn’t be tier one.
That’s Klay, Kemba Walker and Jimmy Butler.”
Things are getting really hot in the NBA, and the next few months will be really important for most teams. Everyone will try to get an All-Star on their roster, including the Lakers. But, they aren’t really favorites at this point.