LA coffee shop bans Kawhi Leonard for choosing Clippers over Lakers

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The league is seemingly wide open with at least 10 teams viewed as legitimate contenders to win the 2020 NBA Finals.

After the Los Angeles Clippers made one of the most shocking power moves in sports history by acquiring superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George in short order, a local coffee chain apparently wasn't happy with the previous dormant Clippers franchise possibly turning the tables on their former big brothers in purple and gold.

The price the Clippers paid the Oklahoma City Thunder for George was a massive one-five first-round picks, Danilo Gallinari and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander-but it's a deal Los Angeles had to make.

Kawhi Leonard doesn't come across as much of a recruiter, but the star free agent was reportedly doing quite a bit of it this summer. Let's take a deeper look at five teams who have a legitimate shot at an National Basketball Association championship now that Kawhi's blockbuster move marks the end of the bulk of major free agency signings.


ESPN had reported that Leonard had talked to Kevin Durant about teaming up.

Durant ended up signing in Brooklyn, as did Kyrie Irving. However, KD ultimately chose to head to the Brooklyn Nets with Kyrie Irving, while Butler went to the Miami Heat. Last night, the Anthony Davis trade became official and LeBron welcomed his new running mate with the fresh Lakers #23 jersey that reads "Davis" on the back. Davis is only a season removed from being voted third in both MVP and Defensive Player of the Year voting.

It was always a long shot for the Lakers to get Leonard.

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