San Antonio’s Newest Obsession

Spurs fans, the past 14 months have been what you can call a rollercoaster ride. After what happened with Spurs Forward LaMarcus Aldridge last summer with multiple trade rumors sur- rounding him and his ex- pressed desire to leave, we thought we’ve seen the last of any soap opera drama from the silver and black. But, we thought wrong. Oh were we wrong. Fast forward from July 2017 to September 2017. As train- ing camp starts, Aldridge convinced to stay and give the Spurs and Coach Pop another chance, no one had any idea what other team dilemma was quietly brew- ing. Kawhi Leonard, having been injured since the 2017 Western Conference Finals, many fans thought he would be ready to come back. But then, the drama started back up again. Week after week, month after month, a thigh injury cost Leonard basi- cally an entire season. Every game day, fans would read in confusion on the Spurs injury report, Leonard OUT (injury management), ru- mors of going with his rehab. Aldridge, keeping the Spurs alive throughout the season, looked like a parent hold- ing a family together on the brink of a divorce. Fast forward to the 2018 playoffs. After comments made by various Spurs play- ers, good and bad, team meetings, conversations with Coach Pop, it was apparent. Kawhi wanted out. Holding out hope, it seemed inevita-...

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