In an interview with ESPN, Kawhi Leonard's former teammate Danny Green touched on how the Los Angeles Lakers were never really an option for him.
"I think all of it was a shock to me...Except not as much of a shock Kawhi going to L.A. The Clippers, anyway. I didn't see him coming this route [to the Lakers]. I feel like he wanted to go his own route. I think it was between them and going back [to Toronto]. I think the year that he had and what those fans brought this season and everything it was hard for him to turn it down and leave Toronto. But I knew he wanted to be closer to home."
𝐁𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐇𝐨𝐦𝐞. pic.twitter.com/4qYtTTmSHr— LA Clippers (@LAClippers) July 10, 2019