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Basketball analyst and former NCAA standout, Jay Williams along with former NBA player, Jalen Rose spoke on ESPN’s round-table show ‘Get Up!’ to share their thoughts on Kawhi Leonard’s letter to the Spurs and their fans.
While Kawhi’s “team” was at the forefront of managing his “trade request” from San Antonio, it was Kawhi’s infamous Uncle Dennis who took the spotlight. From rumors about Leonard’s uncle hiding him from Spurs doctors to standing between him and contract negotiations, many believe Dennis was the one pulling the strings behind the saga as he advocated for his All-Star nephew to return close to home to play for the Los Angeles Lakers.
On Thursday (8/9/18), Leonard released a letter thanking fans and the Spurs organization. Longtime fans of the Spurs took this letter with a grain of salt... many ridiculing the All-Star for deciding to wait on speaking until the dust settled.
Some fans even joked that Leonard may not even have written the letter himself -- but when you consider Kawhi’s personality like Williams does; is it possible that Kawhi may not have written this letter after all? Was this an attempt by Kawhi’s camp at repairing his image after a tumultuous season followed by a stalemate of a summer with the Spurs?
Check out the video then sound off below!