Kawhi Leonard wins day with last laugh — his viral laugh — at end of speech
Kawhi Leonard just won again.
He won his second NBA title leading the Toronto Raptors to the franchise’s first crown. He earned his second Finals MVP in the process.
Then on Monday he had the last laugh and won the Raptors’ championship parade in Toronto by ending his speech with his laugh, the same one that went viral at the start of the season.
Of course, what Leonard will do on July 1 was a cloud hanging over the parade, Leonard is a free agent this summer. Kyle Lowry at one point started a “five more years” chant during the parade, which is the maximum number of years Toronto can re-sign Leonard for.
Leonard, exactly as we all should have expected, dodged the question, while praising his time in Toronto.
Kawhi said he’ll make his decision when it’s time. Said season surpassed expectations even though winning a title was the expectation. Said it was cool to experience all four seasons.— Ryan Wolstat (@WolstatSun) June 17, 2019
Kawhi said he hasn’t thought about free agency decision yet. How was his year? "It was a good experience, experiencing mother nature, all four seasons. Man, it was a great experience. Everybody off the court was great. The fans. Just meeting people in Canada. It's been fun."— (((Eric Koreen))) (@ekoreen) June 17, 2019
Unfortunately, this was a parade marred by more serious concerns.