Businesses Are Getting Back at Kawhi Leonard for Choosing Clippers

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Add in a high draft pick in the 2019 NBA Draft and there seemed to be no reason for the Knicks to not sign at least one superstar free agent. Three other players that competed in the 2018 All-Star Game signed with new teams this past week. The league is seemingly wide open with at least 10 teams viewed as legitimate contenders to win the 2020 NBA Finals. The Clippers are a title favorite.

When the Los Angeles Clippers shocked the National Basketball Association world by signing Kawhi Leonard and acquiring Paul George, it not only signaled a shift in the National Basketball Association landscape, but made the Clippers a very formidable defensive team.

Well, maybe Kawhi can find another coffee shop and a different strip club in Los Angeles where he is actually welcome.

Kawhi Leonard isn't Public Enemy No. 1 like Kevin Durant was when he went to the Warriors or LeBron James when he joined the Heat, but he's definitely got a stronger contingent of haters now. Durant looked like the NBA's best player before he got hurt in the playoffs.

Kevin Durant is in Brooklyn.

Durant and Irving, teammates on Team USA during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, reportedly had talked before last season about joining forces in free agency, and discussed several possible destinations, including the Knicks, Celtics or Nets. With the likes of Montrezl Harrell, Patrick Beverley, and Kawhi Leonard on the Clippers, the teams ability to guard multiple positions and keep opponents scoring will be key to them winning.