Kawhi Leonard mulled signing with the Lakers in free agency over the summer, but after visiting with them, he ended up signing with the other Los Angeles team.
It wasn’t a huge surprise, as Leonard was able to inherit his “own” team, rather than playing alongside LeBron James and Anthony Davis. Not only that, the Clippers ended up working out a trade for Paul George, which Leonard sure seemed to help facilitate.
As for how Leonard came to make his decision, it’s all water under the bridge now. He’ll square off against the Lakers to open the team’s 2019-20 campaign on Tuesday night, and the rest is history. James was asked about why Leonard chose the Clippers over the Lakers, and his response was quite funny.
“I don’t f—ing know!” James said with a laugh.