Kawhi thanks Pop, Spurs fans in farewell letter

09 August, 2018, 21:21 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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Leonard has yet to speak publicly with the media, and the expectation is that he will remain quiet until the Raptors' media availability day, in which he will likely be plastered with questions about the trade and how it came about.

In a letter submitted to the San Antonio Express-News, Leonard thanked Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, his teammates, and the "passionate" Spurs fan base. Leonard, who was craving Los Angeles, reportedly was not happy to be shipped out of the country, and his letter did not address the Raptors. The diagnosis and treatment of that injury seemed to drive a wedge between Leonard and the Spurs organization that led him to suggest a change of teams would be appropriate.

Kawhi Leonard hasn't spoken publicly in months, as he last met with the media prior to his self-imposed exile from the Spurs to NY to rehab his quad injury. He will have the ability to do so when he becomes an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2019, unless the Raptors can sell him on a long-term future in Toronto.

"San Antonio, I have been going back and forth the last few weeks trying to figure out the right things to say, and it comes down to two simple words: THANK YOU!" That doesn't happen much in the National Basketball Association, to be honest with you.


THANK YOU Pop I'll always be grateful for my growth under your guidance.

THANK YOU to the fans!

"Through all the ups and downs - I'm glad there were many more ups!" - I'll never forget what we have shared and accomplished together.

While I'm looking forward to the next chapter in my career, I'll always remember the city and the people of San Antonio!

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