The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly leading the race to land Kawhi Leonard.
The entire NBA world is locked in and watching the Toronto Raptors star to see where he might land after winning his second NBA title. According to Chris Broussard, the Lakers have the edge as of right now.
“I’m being told they are his first choice. His camp spoke with Magic Johnson yesterday, laid out what they want from the Lakers…I’m told that’s his first choice,” Broussard said during a Monday appearance with Colin Cowherd on “The Herd.” (RELATED: Kevin Durant Will Sign With The Brooklyn Nets For $164 Million, Kyrie Irving Will Get $141 Million)
You can watch his full comments below.
.@Chris_Broussard on the Kawhi Leonard free agency sweepstakes:
“I’m being told the Lakers are his first choice… His camp spoke with Magic Johnson yesterday, laid out what they want from the Lakers.” pic.twitter.com/nRjuWEQ3Au
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) July 1, 2019
The league is going to explode if this actually happens. It’s going to absolutely explode. Adding Leonard to the mix with LeBron and Anthony Davis already in the mix is absurd.
They’d have arguably three of the top-five players in the league. They’re already leading NBA title odds, and Vegas will really jack them up if another future hall of fame player joins the squad.
It’s crazy to think the Lakers could go from being one of the worst teams in the league to the title favorite in a matter of months.
It was already crazy enough when Anthony Davis showed up in town from New Orleans. Leonard showing up would take things to a whole different level.
There’d be a strong argument to be made it’d be the best trio in NBA history.
Keep checking back for more updates when we have them. Whenever Kawhi makes his decision, it’s bound to rock the league.