Kawhi Leonard was shocked the NBA published details of his knee injury when fining the Los Angeles Clippers for “inconsistent statements” regarding his health.
Los Angeles played without Leonard in their 129-124 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday due to what they called “load management (knee)”, but coach Doc Rivers said before the defeat there were no concerns about his fitness.
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While the NBA had no issue with the decision to sit the three-time All-Star against the Bucks, the Clippers were handed a $50,000 fine for Rivers’ comments.
The Clippers Were Fined by the NBA for Statements That Were Inconsistent With Kawhi Leonard’s Health Status https://t.co/Gz6M2SMQ4p
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In a release confirming the sanction ahead of the Clippers’ game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, the league revealed Leonard was suffering from “an ongoing injury to the patella tendon in his left knee”.
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