Clippers show they still have plenty to prove as Raptors push them to limit
Kawhi Leonard had a potential dynasty in his massive hand when decided where he was going to sign as a free agent even as the Toronto Raptors were tidying up from their championship parade in the summer of 2019.
He chose to be close to his San Diego home and the promise of what might be when he said "Thanks, but no thanks" to possibility of running it back with Raptors and signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.
We know what happened to the Raptors: So many of the challenges the club has faced since and that they will have to riddle their way through in the future can be tied to Leonard deciding one ring is enough in Toronto.
But things haven’t worked out ideally for Leonard yet either. He’s still looking for that next ring.
As the Raptors were posting the NBA’s second-best record a year ago and coming within a hair's breadth of returning to the Eastern Conference Finals, Leonard suffered his first professional playoff pratfall: he went limp in the second half of Game 7 as …
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