A lot has been made about Kawhi Leonard’s character, however a video surfaced of the All-Star celebrating with a bottle of champagne. The video appears to have been taken within the Raptors locker room as they celebrated the franchise’s first victory.
Leonard not solely gained his second NBA title but additionally his second finals MVP. The Raptors traded for Leonard previous to the season realizing he solely had one 12 months left on his contract. Leonard might be a free agent subsequent month, however famous after the sport that he would take into consideration his future later. Raptors head coach Nick Nurse admitted to being nervous when he first met Leonard.
“There’s a sure sense of, I don’t know if nervousness is the proper phrase, however slightly little bit of uneasiness,” Nurse informed The Athletic. “You wish to make a superb first impression. It’s clearly a giant transfer for the group. You need it to go effectively. Figuring out he was not often known as a man who stated a lot … of something in any respect, I thought of what would occur if he didn’t actually say something. What was I gonna do?”