Kawhi Leonard jokes about reason he left Toronto with Jimmy Kimmel | Offside

Kawhi Leonard jokes about reason he left Toronto with Jimmy Kimmel | Offside

I'm from LA. I grew up here my whole life.

Amick says the National Basketball Association has been watching the Clippers closely since they investigated the team over allegations of improper benefits being given to Leonard in their wooing of him during the 2019 free-agency process.

Wilkes told TMZ he received a voicemail from West in July of 2019 in which the Hall of Famer claims Leonard would not be a good fit for the crosstown rival Lakers, and then some.

Wilkes says the team never paid up and that they actually bought a home for Kawhi's Uncle Dennis, while also giving him a travel budget. It probably won't be the last.

Leonard addressed the claim and National Basketball Association news of an investigation after the Clippers preseason game on Thursday night.

The lawsuit claims Wilkes asked for $2.5 million for his help and that West agreed to the terms. "I know a lot of people out here".

As the story gained traction, Jerry West responded to the reports and said, "I am not aware of any lawsuit being filed against me, and I deny engaging in any improper conduct in connection with the signing of Kawhi Leonard".

Leonard chose the Clippers in free agency over the Los Angeles Lakers and the Toronto Raptors, where he won the 2019 National Basketball Association title.

"Not at all", Leonard said after the Clippers lost 125-105 to the Utah Jazz in a preseason game Thursday at Staples Center.

Leonard can become a free agent again in 2021.

The NBA's investigation would pertain to "Other Indirect Contact" as detailed under Article 35A (3) of the NBA constitution, which "prohibits indirect communications, such as those made through intermediaries". The team could be fined as much as $10 million and lose draft picks.

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