With Kawhi Leonard now officially a member of the Toronto Raptors after San Antonio’s surprising swap to acquire DeMar DeRozan last week, Spurs legend David Robinson revealed how difficult it was to communicate with the former Finals MVP during their time together in San Antonio.
“I think the whole time he’s been here [in San Antonio], I’ve talked to him maybe a handful of times, and I can count on one hand how many words he’s really said to me. So he’s just a quiet guy, and I think that that’s made it difficult, I think, for all parties to really understand each other in this process.”
David Robinson keeps it ? pic.twitter.com/7ftVgZ9p0C
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He said he is still perplexed by Leonard’s exit.
Leonard, who is being advised by his uncle, Dennis Robertson, has yet to issue any sort of statement since the trade. “Has anybody spoke to Kawhi about this?” Robinson retorted when asked whether he has had any dialogue with Leonard. “You know, I mean, I talked to his uncle. I mean, does that count?”
David Robinson tells me Kawhi Leonard’s departure from San Antonio is “one of the oddest situations I’ve seen since I’ve been in pro basketball." He says he tried to reach out to Kawhi several times in recent months, but never got an answer back. pic.twitter.com/k4mNiqGxQM
— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) July 23, 2018