This seems a bit desperate to me, to be honest.
Like begging your ex-girlfriend to come back, maybe she just doesn’t want you anymore. In this case, maybe Kawhi just doesn’t want to play this season.
The San Antonio Spurs held a players-only meeting to implore All-NBA forward Kawhi Leonard to return to the lineup and help the team in its push for the playoffs, league sources told ESPN.
The conversation was described as tense and emotional at times, league sources said.
Several teammates spoke up, expressing frustration and confusion over a growing divide with Leonard that has created significant tension between the franchise star and the Spurs, league sources said.
Leonard, 26, was resolute in response, insisting that he had good reason for sitting out all but nine games with a right quad injury this season, league sources said.
Leonard has targeted games in the recent week, only to decide that he wasn’t feeling confident in the injury to return, league sources said.
“He is not coming back,” Ginobili said. “For me, he’s not coming back because it’s not helping [to think Leonard is returning]. We fell for it a week ago again. I guess you guys made us fall for it. But we have to think that he’s not coming back, that we are who we are, and that we got to fight without him. That shouldn’t be changing, at least until he is ready for the jump ball.”
Tell us how you really feel Manu.