Looks like LeBron James is hoping to get Kawhi Leonard to make the move to the West Coast.
Following the Raptor’s win against the LA Lakers on Thursday night, LeBron was caught on camera, apparently saying “We’ll be in touch” to Leonard during a post-game handshake.
The interaction was also captured on camera.
LeBron James to Kawhi Leonard:
“We’ll be in touch” 🧐 pic.twitter.com/RMLflTFIzc
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) March 15, 2019
Of course, this sent the internet into a whirlwind of speculation about Leonard’s future with the Raptors as he will be a free agent this summer.
LeBron James said he’d be “in touch” with Kawhi Leonard.
Kawhi will be a free agent this summer. 🤔pic.twitter.com/ny9oDMTTJA
— Highlights on Loop (@LoopedReplay) March 15, 2019
— Open Table Sports (@OpenTableSports) March 15, 2019
— S&E Top 3 (@SETop3Podcast) March 15, 2019
DAMN, it is definitely about the soon-to-be free agent Kawhi Leonard as there is a possibility he could join Lebron on the Lakers! Gosh i love that he told him this so they can talk about it later, good eye!
— Marcus Trapps (@Marcus_Traps) March 15, 2019
BREAKING: LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard talking. #FutureLaker confirmed.
— Lakers Nation (@LakersNation) March 15, 2019
I will forget all about this season if the Lakers sign Kawhi Leonard in July.
— Silver Screen & Roll (@LakersSBN) March 15, 2019
Kawhi Leonard gonna look real good in the Purple and Gold next year! 🥳
— LWOS LA Lakers (@LWOSLALakers) March 15, 2019
This isn’t the first time there has been speculation about Leonard leaving the Raptors.
With the home being located nearly three hours away from the Staples Centre (home of the Lakers and Clippers), it is safe to say this could just be a place for an offseason getaway.
As for LeBron’s ominous comments who knows what “we’ll be in touch” could actually mean.
Maybe it was an invite to hang out after Leonard is done with playoffs — since it looks LeBron and the Lakers won’t be making them.
Either way, stay calm Raptors fans. Kawhi is still here, and they’ve got a championship to focus on.