Kawhi Leonard Gets Booed By Spurs Fans In Return to San Antonio

Posted January 07, 2019

Previously, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors after falling out with the Spurs.

During the game, Kim Leonard, the mother of the Toronto Raptors small forward, blasted a heckler for his obnoxious outburst.

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The night began with Leonard being booed through warm-ups and introductions, which continued throughout the night each time he touched the ball, whether it was simply boos or chants created to get under his skin, while teammate Danny Green received a warm reception in his return to the city.

So the reaction Leonard received from Spurs fans who once adored him came as no surprise. The video shows Leonard's mother yelling back at a spectator arguing with her.

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- Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) January 4, 2019 "A**hole, shut up", she yelled before standing up and pointing her finger to further address the man.

Nor will they forgive, apparently, especially less than one season removed from reports their franchise's star player at the time, Kawhi Leonard, wanted out of the Lone Star State. "We all make decisions in our lives with what we're gonna do with our futures, and he has that same right as any of us". "Kawhi's a high-character guy". And things I felt like he could work on to become even a better player. "So, I felt badly in all honesty".

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"Media does a great job to stir people's minds and influence them to think a certain way", Leonard said after the game, a 125-107 Raptors loss in which he made eight of 13 shots for 21 points to go with five assists.