He made his decision, and he gone.
After months of speculation on his next destination, Kawhi Leonard is leaving the Toronto Raptors.
He’s going home to Los Angeles, but not to play for the Lakers. He’s going to the Clippers, along with Paul George, who was acquired in a surprising trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The news broke before 2 am ET on Saturday, leaving Raps fans to wake up to a not-so-pleasant surprise… and we’re not just talking hangovers.
As usual, fans took to Twitter to react to the surprising news.
Waking up and seeing Kawhi Leonard and Paul George both going to the Clippers pic.twitter.com/BhaRQsBk4i
— ☘️☘️☘️KingT843☘️☘️☘️ (@KingT843) July 6, 2019
Retire his jersey and build this man a statue. No one can ever take away what he has done for this city and this country. What a ride. Thank you Kawhi! 🐐🇨🇦🏀
— Max Domi (@max_domi) July 6, 2019
The Raps are NBA champs. Kawhi gets to go home. It’s all good.
— Angie (@angiesanthi) July 6, 2019
Did kawhi really go to the clippers? Or was I that drunk
— Reese💜 (@_Cherisemm) July 6, 2019
Kawhi left Toronto….Drake next album might be fire lol
— Jay Gatsby (@Leach__) July 6, 2019
Drake showing up to Kawhi Crib in Toronto after he got the news. 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/IieStpEFpP
— Vada_Fly (@Vada_Fly) July 6, 2019
Every Toronto Raptors fan reacting to Kawhi Leonard leavingpic.twitter.com/MD6BxYPu1Q
— Denlesks (@Denlesks) July 6, 2019
thank you for everything Kawhi 👏🏻🇨🇦👊🏻 you’re a legend pic.twitter.com/gVeWLKEEnw
— kale p (@kaleighpeacock) July 6, 2019
Kawhi. WHY YOU DO DIS?!?!
— Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) July 6, 2019
Kawhi never asked to be in Toronto.
Kawhi never wanted to play in Toronto.
He made the most of his time, and poured every ounce of his being into the team during his short tenure. Now, all hes doing is continuing his career the way he initially planned.
— ty (@Ieafsdiehard) July 6, 2019
And of course, who can forget plant guy…
Everyone’s concerned about kawhi leaving but im worried about plant guy, someone check on him 😔
— MM (@medinameddaoui) July 6, 2019
With files from Rob Williams