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Kawhi Leonard Says He Has No Knowledge Of Uncle Dennis’ Illegal Requests

(via YouTube)

(via YouTube)

2019 free agency was headlined by the decision of NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard. On the cusp of his Championship win with the Raptors, the 2x Finals MVP faced a difficult choice in the summer.

Out of three teams (the Raptors, Clippers, and Lakers), he chose to sign with Doc Rivers and company to usher in a new era for himself and the franchise. But it didn't come without controversy. Other than the feeling that he was using the other teams as leverage for negotiations with the Clippers, it was recently revealed that his Uncle Dennis was making ridiculous and illegal demands.

Demands which Kawhi himself apparently knew nothing about.

It's no secret that Kawhi and his uncle are very close. They were together all throughout his trade from San Antonio, and he was the one who helped facilitate his departure from the team.

On the surface, it seems unlikely that the Klaw had no knowledge of his Uncle's requests. The internet clearly isn't sold either, as a number of people doubted the report through comments.

Alas, we may never know the full story of his decision this past summer, and Kawhi likely won't be spilling the secret. It'll be interesting to see if any more of the story details get revealed in the weeks to come.