“No! This Can’t Be!”: NBA Fans Gaslight Kawhi Leonard After Big Trade Update Emerges

Published 01/24/2023, 4:52 AM EST
Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors looks on before the Toronto Raptors vs Miami Heat NBA regular season game at Scotiabank Arena on November 25, 2018, in Toronto, Canada (Toronto Raptors win 125-115) (Photo by Anatoliy Cherkasov/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has recently picked up his form after struggling with injuries. Moreover, the Clippers star has impressed the NBA world with his consistent performance for the side. After back-to-back victories, the Clippers team rose to the sixth seed in the Western Conference points table with a 25-24 record. Additionally, there could be a massive change to almost every team as the season has crossed the halfway mark and the trade deadline is around the corner. However, a recent trade report regarding the Clippers star has forced the fans to put on their thinking cap as they swarm in with hilarious reactions.

The 2x NBA Champion had a difficult start to the season as he missed several games this season because of a knee injury and sprained ankle. He also faced a lot of heat from the fans over his injuries via Twitter. However, the Clippers star regained the fans’ support with his performances averaging 30 points in the last six games. Moreover, the Twitter world flooded in with a twisted response to the new Leonard trade report.

Fans left unsurprised by the Kawhi Leonard update

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According to The Athletic, The Clippers’ management has not decided to trade their star player ahead of the trade deadline in February. Moreover, a recent update on Kawhi Leonard has triggered a sarcastic reply from the fans. NBACentral Twitter account shared The Athletic report on their tweet. The tweet read, “The Clippers are not considering trading Kawhi Leonard.

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Following the tweet, the fans swarmed the comments with sarcastic reactions. One user said, “No! This can’t be.” Following are some reactions from NBA Twitter.

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However, a recent Los Angeles Lakers trade update has left many fans surprised. The Lakers traded the Washington Wizard star Rui Hachimura in exchange for Kendrick Nunn on Monday.

Kawhi Leonard’s impressive run

When Leonard faced a lot of heat for constantly missing his games from the fans, he regained their support after his amazing six-game stat. The Clippers’ star accelerated a consistently impressive performance in his last six games. He proved his shooting skills with a field goal percentage above 50% in the last six games. Moreover, Leonard averaged 30 points in those six games.

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What do you make of the recent trade updates ahead of the trade deadline? Let us know in the comments.

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Shahul Hameed

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Shahul Hameed is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and has previously worked as a contributor at an online news site. Shahul has always shared a keen interest in journalism, starting off as a reporter for his college news journal.

Edited By: Jayant Chhabra

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