Kawhi Leonard, Paul George Met at Drake’s House to Mull Free Agency
The story of Kawhi Leonard’s infamous free agency is ongoing and seemingly will never end.
A decision that sent shockwaves around the league, much like the original decision that saw LeBron James announce that he will be taking his talents to South Beach to join the Miami Heat a decade ago.
At this point, we can pretty much expect some sort of rumours and stories linked to Kawhi’s decision to break on a bi-weekly basis.
And this week’s story is quite a dandy.
Paul George called to congratulate Kawhi Leonard on winning a championship and then “it took on a life of its own.” After countless text messages, phone calls and two meetings at Drake’s house 👀, they were both home in LA. Here’s why that meant so much to George. pic.twitter.com/7Hr6weE89r
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) January 15, 2020
According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, Leonard met with Paul George on two separate occasions at the California home of the Toronto Raptors’ global ambassador and rap mogul, Drake. According to Shelburne’s sources, the stars were reportedly co-ordinating a move that would ultimately see the duo join forces with the Los Angeles Clippers.
“There were countless text messages and phone calls and then two in-person meetings at Drake’s house in Hidden Hills, California,” Shelburne’s article read.
Apparently the conversation became pretty serious fast.
“It was congratulating him on winning,” George told ESPN. “That’s how it started … then it took on a life of its own”.
Leonard went onto leave the Raptors in free agency, opting to sign with the Clippers, while the Oklahoma City Thunder traded George to the Clippers in a blockbuster deal which saw a number of draft picks and player capital sent to the Thunder.
If the story is in fact true, it will be interesting to know how involved Drake was in the conversations.