Kawhi Leonard's mother appears to yell at heckler during Raptors-Spurs game

Kawhi Leonard's mother appears to yell at heckler during Raptors-Spurs game

He arrived in Toronto with Danny Green in the off-season's blockbuster deal that sent DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl to the Spurs.

When the mounting friction between Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs led to his getting traded away this past summer to the Toronto Raptors, both sides figured that some bad blood would remain following the split.

Leonard was limited to just nine games with the Spurs in 2017-18 and reportedly asked to be moved because he was unhappy with the way the team handled his rehab from a right quad injury. "We always have in the past, so we'll see".

The four-time All-Star finished with the first triple-double of his 10-year career, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 125-107 victory over Toronto. But for us, it's about just trying to get better, create better habits on both ends of the floor. In San Antonio, the team never recovered from a slow start as it trailed 38-19 after one period. "This one is gonna be cool too to have Kawhi, and obviously Danny back". "We shared a lot of success together with Kawhi, and he was a very, very important part of that". From the boos, it is obvious they still feel the same way.

"It's going to be fun", Leonard said. He's been a great friend to me, and he deserves that.

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Leonard warmed up for his highly anticipated return by scoring a career-best 45 points in Tuesday's 122-116 home win over the Utah Jazz.

Leonard also spoke to San Antonio assistant coach Chip Engelland as well as former teammates Patty Mills, Bryn Forbes, Derrick White and Rudy Gay following Toronto's loss, according to ESPN.

"I think that goes with the kind of people the community of San Antonio are, and the class, and how family oriented the city is. That's what I expect".

Even in a small sample, it's wild how the presence of Green does that much for Toronto in Kawhi-centric lineups. February 22 - the day DeRozan returns to Toronto, undoubtedly to a warm welcome - is the day circled on his calendar.

With the potential of Leonard's first back-to-back of the season coming this weekend, his return to San Antonio is a headline that is finally out of the way and can take a backseat to what lies ahead for the Raptors. But the past is the past and I'm still playing.I really won't reflect on what has happened until I retire.

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