The NBA world was stunned Friday afternoon when several reporters started sharing the same report: Kawhi Leonard wants off the Spurs.
As ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports, Leonard “has grown frustrated with how the organization handled his quad injury and feels the franchise turned on him once he sought a second opinion.” Considering Leonard is one of the biggest names in the league right now, there was no shortage of reaction from fans.
KAWHI LEONARD NEWS: Spurs star wants out of San Antonio
The wildfire only spread once reports claimed Leonard would ideally like to be traded to the Lakers. But since he doesn’t have a no-trade clause, he doesn’t hold a lot of power in this decision.
Nevertheless, here are the best reactions from the Leonard report.
Kawhi Leonard trade rumors reaction
— Enes Kanter (@Enes_Kanter) June 15, 2018
Another crazy nba summer is about to be underway…buckle up
— Bobby BP Portis (@BPortistime) June 15, 2018
??? sick meme https://t.co/2h0IpRUJlh
— CJ McCollum (@CJMcCollum) June 15, 2018
Me: Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, and whatever third piece they get might actually challenge Golden State.
Also Me: But man, do we really want Lakers exceptionalism to come back? pic.twitter.com/3s9ZltMADa
— Josh Eberley ?? (@JoshEberley) June 15, 2018
I did it pic.twitter.com/nT1Y1886aH
— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) June 15, 2018
“Kawhi hold on lemme merge the call…..okay everybody’s on—Pop you there?” pic.twitter.com/0vtlFuPqTf
— Richie Loco (@Richie_l0c0) June 15, 2018
Me watching #NBATwitter rn… ? pic.twitter.com/LvdPPzjscj
— KG’s Area 21 (@KGArea21) June 15, 2018
[nodding my head while chopping huge lines of cocaine the length of a coffee table] oh yeah man pic.twitter.com/3bn23vfpyZ
— ☕netw3rk (@netw3rk) June 15, 2018
— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersSBN) June 15, 2018
Yup. Bottom-line: Kawhi Leonard wants a big market. League executives have long felt Leonard has eyes for California. It’s home. https://t.co/iKAEtWnUXV
— Kevin O’Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) June 15, 2018
There are more than a few teams who can offer a better package to San Antonio for Kawhi than the Knicks can (assuming they don’t include Porzingis), but people close to Leonard have expressed a desire for Leonard to play in New York, per sources. https://t.co/CTs0ISkKXv
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 15, 2018
TO THE TRADE MACHINE pic.twitter.com/qO5TOzLbxY
— Agent of NBA Chaos (@World_Wide_Wob) June 15, 2018