Kawhi Leonard’s sister has addressed the viral video that sparked offseason rumors following the Toronto Raptors’ Game 6 – and Eastern Conference Finals’ clinching – win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night.
The Raptors star’s sister was recording a video on Instagram when a voice in the background could be heard saying:
“They know darn well he ain’t gonna be there next year.”
Of course, with Leonard set to hit free agency, and places like New York and Los Angeles being mentioned as options, that comment sparked speculation.
Kawhi’s sister but listen closely to the background
“they know darn well he ain’t gonna be there next year” pic.twitter.com/5Xq4SSo6Zy
— Lakers Empire (@LakersEmpire) May 26, 2019
Leonard’s sister has since deleted the video and addressed the speculation on Instagram. She says the comment was made by some random person hating in the background. It was not anyone who is close to Kawhi.
Of course, this isn’t going to halt any offseason speculation, and the Clippers/Lakers/Knicks/others will still be mentioned as potential destinations.
Still, Leonard has bigger things to worry about, like the NBA Finals.
Game 1 begins on Thursday at 9 p.m. E.T. on ABC.