Reports Hint At Reasons Behind Kawhi Leonard's Feud With The Spurs

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According to Nick DePaula of ESPN, that deal won't be happening after he reported the Nike subsidiary will "let Leonard walk" when the two-time Defensive Player of the Year's contract expires in October.

San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) shoots the ball against the Oklahoma City Thunder during the fourth quarter in game three of the second round of the NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

That news is particularly noteworthy given that one of the big reasons for Leonard's ultimate departure was the year-long saga about his injured quad, suffered during the 2017 postseason.

Leonard, who appeared in just nine games last season due to injury, was featured in Jordan Brand's "Like Mike" campaign earlier this year but he's not exactly the type of guy who is adept at marketing products, especially in the social media era. He claimed that after an initial diagnosis of a "slight strain" and a course of rehabilitation that kept him out for a few games, he continued to experience discomfort but team doctors did not send him to a specialist or perform another examination until the end of the season, when it was revealed that the strain had worsened into a groin tear. Certain days, I'd have bad days. They've always done right by me.

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And Ramsey, who has won three FA Cup crowns since his move to Arsenal from Cardiff City in 2008, has shed light on negotiations with the Gunners over a new deal.

Leonard skipping camp means there won't be a reunion of sorts anytime soon between he and head coach Gregg Popovich, who is leading the National Team.

Kawhi Leonard is taking all kinds of hits during 2018.

Los Angeles and other teams with cap space could offer four years at $141 million; Toronto can reach five years, $190 million.

The imminent Kawhi Leonard trade kept most of the National Basketball Association in suspense throughout the latter part of the regular season and the offseason, as many franchises were on their toes, readying a package suitable enough to warrant his services.

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