Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

Kawhi Leonard's laugh draws amusing reactions on Twitter

Kawhi Leonard of Toronto Raptors focused on this season, not future Kawhi Leonard says he’s focussed on leading Raptors to a championship
Cassandra Gardner | 24 September, 2018, 23:55

I came here with an open mind.

Kawhi Leonard spoke to the media for the first time since being traded to the Toronto Raptors today and, for what might be the first time ever, he actually laughed.

I get they want to represent all of Canada, but isn't that what the red/white uniform is for? Naturally, because Leonard's future is up in the air, a major topic of conversation was whether he'll stay in Toronto for longer than this season.

"I have no regrets but I want to focus on this team, this journey we have in front of us", he said. "I'm coming to a great city that loves basketball". "If you're looking toward the future you're going to trip over the present".

"I look at it as a day to day process", Leonard said.

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"Obviously I love the game of basketball", Leonard said, before he was faced with more pressing questions surrounding his impending free agency at the conclusion of this campaign - a topic that will no doubt follow Leonard and the Raptors all season.

Just over two months since the Raptors acquired the former NBA Finals MVP from the San Antonio Spurs, along with Danny Green, for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a first-round draft pick, Leonard put on team gear, posed for pictures and met with the media at the Scotiabank Arena on Monday morning.

Asked whether he could see himself sitting out the season, Porzingis said, "It's hard to say".

Green, a nine-season National Basketball Association veteran, has played with Leonard in San Antonio since 2011.

"He's a fun guy, but you have to know him and be around him", Green said.

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