Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors

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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#21 » by zimpy27 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:52 pm

I tend to agree to a degree.

The pull to come home is strong when you're away but when you are home it isn't always exactly how you romanticize it.

There will be some regret but there's no guarantee he wins with Toronto again so it's not going to eat away at him.
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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#22 » by Side beard » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:53 pm

You should understand that for some of these players making millions and living the life is enough to be happy.
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Post#23 » by spikeslovechild » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:55 pm

Nah.

Raptors aren't winning anything without him and while Toronto isn't Cleveland it isn't LA either
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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#24 » by KawhiSoSerious » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:56 pm

noreaster23 wrote:Kawhi Leonard elevated an emerging Raptors team to its first NBA Championship. Upon his departure, many questioned whether Toronto would even make the playoffs. Without Kawhi, the Raptors are cruising. They just rolled off a 15-game win streak and currently have a better record than the Clippers (though, yes, I know, PG has been hurt and Kawhi takes it easy during the regular season).

I'm sad that Kawhi left Toronto. The team has many up and coming players, likable veterans, and one top 20 player (Siakam) who one day will crack the top 10, and maybe top 5. With Kawhi I believe Toronto would have competed for championships for years to come. As he started to decline, Siakam would have been in his prime. Instead Kawhi went to Toronto and forced them to trade for Paul George. The team mortgaged their future to open up a championship window. It's hard to crack that window, and I think any other team in the same position would do the same thing.

But I think Toronto is deeper, better coached (and I'm a Boston fan and I love Rivers), has a better GM, and that, if not already this year, that Siakam will be better than PG, who has suffered too many injuries. The Clippers championship window is only extends for a few seasons, and as Kawhi starts to realize that, I think he'll reflect on what could have been with Toronto, and regret his move.


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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#25 » by Pachinko_ » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:57 pm

Cobra Kawhi wrote:
Pachinko_ wrote:It's a sideways move, both teams are really good. The Raptors only really have a better record because the bottom 2/3 of the East is horrible.


Come on dude, we've been throwing out G league lineups for a good portion of the year because of all the injuries. This season hasn't been a cake walk for us. The clippers have lost to some really bad teams like chicago, atlanta, and Minnesota.

I watched that Minny game, it was crazy, they had a record night from 3. I don't know, the East sucks royally from #7 down.
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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#26 » by whitehops » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:02 am

Edrees wrote:Regret implies you could have had it the other way if you acted differently. I highly doubt LA, already have two nba teams, was ever an option for an expansion team.

they'll regret not becoming an expansion team in LA before the clippers moved there in 1984. boom, lawyered.
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Post#27 » by Hugi Mancura » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:11 am

He won't regret. Maybe Toronto would be a better team, but that's not the point. He didn't leave purely because of basketball reasons and because of that he gets more what he wants outside the court in LA I really doubt he will regret. Even if Toronto would win championship and he gets none I see no regret. If Toronto would win next 3-4 championships then maybe he could have some regret, but that ain't happening. I know it's hard to believe that basketball players have life outside the court and sometimes that life will affect their choice's in their basketball life.
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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#28 » by valrond1 » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:13 am

Pharmcat wrote:Let's revisit this thread after the clips 3 peat


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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#29 » by nesta » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:18 am

Kawhi was close with Kobe....and also shared the same helicopter pilot as he did. After losing those 2 people in his life, I'm sure he was happy came to LA to be closer with his loved ones.
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Post#30 » by r0drig0lac » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:21 am

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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#31 » by Anticon » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:28 am

He seems very happy just to be in LA.

But basketball wise, it'll be interesting to see how his time in LA compares to Toronto and San Antonio.
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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#32 » by Childs » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:31 am

He made a decision to go home. We respect it. Let it go. No guarantee we would of won more championships even if he stayed
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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#33 » by marcush » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:40 am

Just be happy for the dude.

He’s won rings at both teams he’s been on.

Ujiri knew the deal with him when he made the trade and it was a stunning success.

He was a free agent and had every right to go home.

Move on.
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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#34 » by Shock Defeat » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:44 am

TravisScott55 wrote:It's 16 degrees Fahrenheit in Toronto, he ain't regretting crap. It wasn't a basketball decision why he left.

Meanwhile it's 64 and sunny in LA, perfect weather.
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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#35 » by levon » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:48 am

KGtabake wrote:Toronto hasn't got a better GM than the Clippers. We can agree or disagree on other points but this one in particualr was eye popping.
No one is better than Jerry West.

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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#36 » by SecondTake » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:48 am

LA is one of the most boring towns I've ever been to. I dont see the appeal. Toronto is way more dynamic.
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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#37 » by Lalouie » Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:49 am

he wanted to go home

no regrets

secondarily, i think the next goal was beating up on lebron because kawhi already has the hardware
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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#38 » by Optms » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:03 am

SecondTake wrote:LA is one of the most boring towns I've ever been to. I dont see the appeal. Toronto is way more dynamic.


LA is a different world when you are part of the 1 percent. Given the amount of wealthy millionaires centered in Los Angeles compared to Toronto, there is literately zero comparison. LA is on its own tier.
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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#39 » by Childs » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:05 am

SecondTake wrote:LA is one of the most boring towns I've ever been to. I dont see the appeal. Toronto is way more dynamic.


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As well as his Mercedes

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Re: Kawhi Will Regret Leaving The Raptors 

Post#40 » by Harcore Fenton Mun » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:06 am

I think they probably regret not having any draft picks till 2027.

That and all the assets they traded away to go with them.

Like, OKC is 4 wins behind them. That's crazy.
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