NBA Rumors: Kawhi Leonard Tried To Recruit Kevin Durant To Clippers Ahead Of Free Agency Period, Per ‘ESPN’

Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors reacts to a call during Game 5 of the 2019 NBA Finals in Toronto.

Early on Saturday morning, NBA fans from around the world were shocked to hear that Kawhi Leonard had agreed to sign a four-year, $ 140.7 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers, with fellow All-NBA forward Paul George joining him via trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. The pair of blockbuster deals was apparently made possible thanks to several conversations between Leonard and George, as both Southern California natives found a way to join forces with each other on one of their hometown teams. But before Leonard made his first recruiting pitch to George, he had reportedly tried convincing erstwhile Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant to sign with the Clippers in the weeks before free agency officially started on June 30.

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