Kawhi Leonard grateful to have made history with the Raptors, talks free agency | 2019 NBA Finals

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  • laes38
    laes38  2 months back

    Hadn't seen this until now. Really great interview with Kawhi. He's so smart & just a really great guy. Raptors were lucky to have him. Thanks Kawhi!

    • CoolsBreeze
      CoolsBreeze  2 months back

      He came to Toronto and did his job and once his job was done he went home. It was all business to him. Does he deserve praise from rap fans? Of course. He came and did something insanely special. But a jersey to be retired? No. That honour belongs to people that love the city and the organization and give their heart and soul.

      • Wesley Uy
        Wesley Uy  2 months back

        This is the same guy who said, together with Stephen A. that the Raptors were done against the Bucks. So fucking wrong.

        • siggi zippan
          siggi zippan  2 months back

          What about the city of Toronto? The acceptance of the people of the city of Toronto. He does not know say it. Because he does only about himself but he never said anything about the Raptors. Kahwi you should be ashamed of yourselves and I am not surprised as a Canadian that you escaped to the Clippers in Los Angeles. The Raptors know where are you going and Toronto does not play not in any of it. Because, you were always gunning for LA. Toronto, was only a stopover. And I am very disappointed in you as a Torontoian and Canadian. We brought you love, acceptance and you disappointed us.

          • Cam Moose
            Cam Moose  2 months back

            Kawhi is amazing. But he didn't win the title alone. For years now teams are 2/3 stack all stars just to contend.
            Raptors were the complete well rounded team. Like back in the day.
            That how they won. The game changed to this new school stack line up run gun team.
            Having this all around built team like the raps corrupted the playoff.
            The old school ball. Kawhi left becuase he had to over work in the playoff and he cant continue to play like this at this point of his health and career.
            He didnt have faith TORONTO would develop enough or attract help to ez his game. Love Toronto love Kawhi love 2020 season to come

            • Cam Moose
              Cam Moose  2 months back

              @DEPRESSED RAPTORS FAN yes i agree. We have good pieces. They should consider moving some big contract guys since theyre contracts are up. I would only want to keep ibaka.
              Maybe trade gasol

            • DEPRESSED RAPTORS FAN
              DEPRESSED RAPTORS FAN  2 months back

              Cam Moose Yeah they don’t have to rebuild tbh, VanVleet, OG and Siakam is a nice core they’re just a couple pieces away maybe snag Jaylen Brown from Boston trade for Beal and draft a nice center

            • Cam Moose
              Cam Moose  2 months back

              @DEPRESSED RAPTORS FAN that would be amazing dou. If we dont do well they will move lowry gasol and ibaka expiring contract and start rebuild next year with lots of money.
              But i dont think they should rebuild they have to keep moving pieces

            • DEPRESSED RAPTORS FAN
              DEPRESSED RAPTORS FAN  2 months back

              Cam Moose Agreed the Raptors will most definitely make the playoffs and I think they might pull off a trade to land Bradley Beal to pair with Pascal Siakam

            • Cam Moose
              Cam Moose  2 months back

              @DEPRESSED RAPTORS FAN i agree.
              Raptors will still make playoff and what i believe will happen is right before the playoff we will make a crazy trade with all the small pieces and get a superstar from a team that wants to rebuild. Probably someone with only this year left. And we will make a serious run in the playoff

          • Bb Rr
            Bb Rr  3 months back

            I am a Raptors fan, I really apperciate what you did in Toronto, but believe it or not, you will regret that you left Toronto. I wish you all the best.

            • Real eyes No lies
              Real eyes No lies  4 months back

              “Something the raptors can build on” he knew he was leaving the whole time and deserves it he help the raptors get that ring he even was quoted that he said I was granted to go home hell yea he can go home he did his job he’s a champ and a raptor for life

              • phiferellis
                phiferellis  4 months back

                Watching this in hindsight you can see he never was seriously going to stay in Toronto

                • N` chan
                  N` chan  4 months back

                  Should have known he wasnt coming back after this interview. "Something the raptors can build on" then corrected himself

                  • Freezy DMX
                    Freezy DMX  4 months back

                    Kawhi is the greatest ever after MJ. He is a legend, it was amazing enjoy and have fun.

                    • 888kaddy
                      888kaddy  4 months back

                      Not my boy! He should have defended the championship. Then if not successful moved on. Guess he didn't like Toronto or Canadians.
                      Definitely his loss!! He wasn't the sole reason that Raps won. He'll see that in 2020. Raps will win again because of Masai not Kawhi.

                      • Elaine Hsieh
                        Elaine Hsieh  4 months back

                        5:01 Kawhi remembers to smile is adorable :) I hoped he stays in Toronto, but wish him everything well in LA!

                        • DubbleLzNhell
                          DubbleLzNhell  4 months back

                          He cared about it. I wish he was still here. But he played his ass off when he was in Toronto. He wanted to bring them to the promised land. And he probably knew beforehand that he had only one opportunity to do it. The greatest sports memory I have enjoyed. Good luck in LA, Kawhi

                          • Dxrrell Mxller
                            Dxrrell Mxller  4 months back

                            he was already talking like hes leaving

                            • HEY YOU
                              HEY YOU  5 months back

                              KAWHI IS NOT LEAVING TORONTO. KAWHI IS STAYING IN TORONTO. EVEN IF, FOR ONE MORE YEAR!!!! YEEAAHHH!!!

                            • Bil Rogerson
                              Bil Rogerson  5 months back

                              Mr. Leonard drives a 20 year old reliable car. I think the honest team who does not try to bribe him will end up as the winners.

                              • GenocidexX7
                                GenocidexX7  5 months back

                                anybody have a link to the highlights right before this interview?

                                • Gee Garcia
                                  Gee Garcia  5 months back

                                  In a league where every player shares every goddamn thing possible on their social media and broadcast everything possible... Kawhi is a breath of fresh air with his quiet, unrevealing attitude. Dude balls out on the court and doesnt talk shit. Well deserved 💍

                                  • TRUST %
                                    TRUST %  5 months back

                                    Why the heck do people keep calling him a fun guy? I mean even people who don’t know him think they know him. 😂

                                    • Joanna
                                      Joanna  5 months back

                                      Hi

                                      • The JD experiment
                                        The JD experiment  5 months back

                                        This guy put new balance kicks on the map 😂

                                        • greg oscar
                                          greg oscar  5 months back

                                          It's good Toronto won a championship cos it's the last one they'll see. I don't understand what an inferiority complex that city has? First what "Canadian" championship is this? Most of the players on the team are American, and African. So what the city is in Canada that's true, but most of the people who live in Toronto are non Torontonian born. A lot of them are bandwagon jumpers not real fans. Where were the Raptors fans years ago? nowhere exactly. Maybe what 10,000 a game? or less? All of a sudden they win the NBA championship and they go bonkers in a resentful kind of way. Boooing a league superstar like Kevin Durant when the man was clearly hurt. Only a classless moronic city like Toronto would do such a thing. As for your "fun guy" Kawhi Leonard? He's already won a championship and once LA Lakers ( an always serious contender) give him more bucks he's off shoo gone. He has family in LA you think he gonna stick around in cold ass Toronto" we the north". Again what's with the "we the North" bull***. Like you some kind of special? big **** deal you're in Canada wow. And then you have that moron Drake who flies around his stupid jet indicating that heez the man. Ok Drake yeah you're a famous rapper we all know, and you like showing off yeah fine. Fuck Toronto and Toronto fans. They're fake fans and represent a stupid city. Kawhi will probably leave for bigger and better or greener pastures and Toronto will suck it next year from the likes of Houston, Lakers, and Golden State. Haha hia haaa .

                                          • greg oscar
                                            greg oscar  2 months back

                                            @Dale Winston yo mama is reading it.

                                          • DEPRESSED RAPTORS FAN
                                            DEPRESSED RAPTORS FAN  2 months back

                                            greg oscar Bitter American 😂😂 without a Canadian basketball wouldn’t have existed in the first place clown

                                          • Bakoobie
                                            Bakoobie  5 months back

                                            He went to LA... clippers.

                                          • Dale Winston
                                            Dale Winston  5 months back

                                            Take youre hating ass to sleep nobodies reading all tht

                                        • Dr. Rick
                                          Dr. Rick  5 months back

                                          No type of facial expression😂😂

                                          • P S98
                                            P S98  5 months back

                                            Kawhi "fun guy" Leonard

                                            • jk lauderdale
                                              jk lauderdale  5 months back

                                              "Something the Raptors could build on"..."get THEM to the finals" - There is no US, no WE

                                              He's outta there and it's a damn shame. Still, with luck he's headed to the Clippers where he can wreak havoc on the West and leave my Heat alone

                                              • Robert Newfboi
                                                Robert Newfboi  5 months back

                                                He's staying cant leave after a championship

                                                • Robert Newfboi
                                                  Robert Newfboi  4 months back

                                                  @Hoang Vo over

                                                • Robert Newfboi
                                                  Robert Newfboi  4 months back

                                                  Pretty dumb but ohwell if I had the chance to go home to my home state and play I would

                                                • Hoang Vo
                                                  Hoang Vo  4 months back

                                                  This comment aged well

                                              • Johntanonplays
                                                Johntanonplays  5 months back

                                                No wonder why kawhi wear new balance cause he wants to balance the warriors like thanos

                                                • Chrisp
                                                  Chrisp  5 months back

                                                  He said it's something the Raptors can work on, well that's the answer, he's gone

                                                  • Shumayel Khan
                                                    Shumayel Khan  5 months back

                                                    Chrisp possible..you think maybe he just views each organization as separate and him as the individual skilled player? He talked about his team mentality later on... maybe I'm reaching

                                                • KJ
                                                  KJ  5 months back

                                                  Made history by throwing a fit and demanding to be traded like a little bitch more like it

                                                  • Mithaa Inparajan
                                                    Mithaa Inparajan  5 months back

                                                    He smiled?

                                                    • Janet's BFF
                                                      Janet's BFF  5 months back

                                                      He’s a great player!!!
                                                      The Warriors were too injured and Curry is not a player that can lead his team or be there when it matters.

                                                      • Bob Smith
                                                        Bob Smith  5 months back

                                                        Coming through like curry in the clutch.. all the way up

                                                    • Party Cat
                                                      Party Cat  5 months back

                                                      Talks free agency for 35 seconds

                                                      • fallout man
                                                        fallout man  5 months back

                                                        This man is out next year. He keeps hinting at it all the time 😕

                                                        • Mario Gordon
                                                          Mario Gordon  5 months back

                                                          Who got the last laugh finals mvp hahaha

                                                          • James Johnson
                                                            James Johnson  5 months back

                                                            Notice he said that it's something the Raptors can build on. He then tried to switch it up and say this is something we can all build on. I don't think he's staying.

                                                            • Marinella Giuliano
                                                              Marinella Giuliano  5 months back

                                                              I agree..he tried to fix his slip up..sad hes leaving..love this guy!!!

                                                            • Jose Cruz
                                                              Jose Cruz  5 months back

                                                              Hes not

                                                          • HarperPolo
                                                            HarperPolo  5 months back

                                                            He leaving Toronto. Bet.

                                                            • James Baron
                                                              James Baron  5 months back

                                                              Curry hates vanvleet 😂

                                                              • JasrajD 80
                                                                JasrajD 80  5 months back

                                                                Hi

                                                                • Leopard Bra Brado
                                                                  Leopard Bra Brado  5 months back

                                                                  What a class act this guy is. If he leaves I'll be pretty disappointed but I'll wish him all the best

                                                                  • lovelylee48
                                                                    lovelylee48  5 months back

                                                                    Great win Kawhi love your game. You are one of the greatest in NBA 💪 next to Lebron. Keep up the good work. Yeah enjoy the moment with your teammates. You all worked hard and deserves the championship. Pop wish you were still at Spurs. Congratulations.

                                                                    • Lincoln MacEachern
                                                                      Lincoln MacEachern  5 months back

                                                                      I'll never forget the paranoia in Toronto in the days before he first came to Toronto. Supposedly he didn't want to come, and Masai was trying to reassure Raptor Nation that he had great discussions with Kawhi; hope he stays, but if he doesn't, Raptor fans will love him forever.

                                                                      • Scott Lawrence
                                                                        Scott Lawrence  5 months back

                                                                        Are they gonna go to the White House

                                                                        • mgtow mamba
                                                                          mgtow mamba  5 months back

                                                                          He is a dinasty desroyer he goes wher dinasty had to be destroyed je is a supethero

                                                                          • Abhishek Kumar
                                                                            Abhishek Kumar  5 months back

                                                                            Super hero ... I saw him performing against curry and thompson alone and overtaking both alone ...whatever the scenario you played your own game relentlessly ...damn ..none could have done that ...alongside ...vanvleet lowry siakam they supported in a heroic way... What a game those were...blasted the championship...

                                                                            • Ask to seduce Miss
                                                                              Ask to seduce Miss  5 months back

                                                                              and make him happy. Right now he is not happy despite on all successes that he’s getting.

                                                                              • Tiwa Akinfeleye
                                                                                Tiwa Akinfeleye  5 months back

                                                                                im a fun guy

                                                                                • Caletha Henry
                                                                                  Caletha Henry  5 months back

                                                                                  Please check-out Game of Zones S4:E2 @ @ his laugh is exactly as animated!!

                                                                                  • Daniel McCreath
                                                                                    Daniel McCreath  5 months back

                                                                                    Pray he stays . They can do more if he stays.