Tuesday night, during Toronto’s 120-102 win over the Bucks, Raptors star Kawhi Leonard was clearly favoring the leg he injured during his team’s win over Milwaukee on Sunday.
“He’s playing through pain,” Danny Green told reporters after Game 4. “He can’t even celebrate baskets because of how painful it is. You dunk on a guy like Giannis and you are worried about your knee, it shows you that he’s fighting. We’re going to need him to fight through the rest of this series. We need two more.”
Leonard, for his part, says he is fine, “I can keep going, keep fighting. We have a chance to make history. There’s no excuses. You’re playing basketball. And we got a win tonight.”
Not everyone is buying the fact that Leonard has been fighting through a painful injury, however.
For instance, Undisputed host Skip Bayless not only doesn’t believe it, he even has a handy conspiracy theory about it that he decided to share on Twitter Tuesday night.
Put on your tin foil hats, kids.
“He seems to be moving just fine.” Has Skip been watching sports with Stephen A. Smith again?
Sooo, Leonard is not hurt, he’s just limping around in case the Raptors get eliminated. Got it.
Yes, this is EXACTLY like San Antonio.
Are you sure about all that, Skip? I mean, you’re judging all of this from what, your couch? What’s that? You are and you will prove it on national television? Cool.
Skip is really into that whole “San Antonio all over again” comparison. Oh well, at least everyone agrees with him.
Skip is one of those people who will talk around the whole apology instead of just apologizing for being wrong. pic.twitter.com/zxDC7Z0zdN— His Eyes ♓️ OnlyFans $4.20 (@KonradH_) May 22, 2019
Wow you’ve been in this game way too long to come at a man’s character to say he’s faking an injury that’s way below your character Skip and professionalism within your craft but as a man of principle you give T Parker a pass take his word,after he slept with wife of teammate Sad— Jerry Sutton (@Jeremiahsutto14) May 22, 2019
Poor Spurs fan who misses his favorite player who used to play on his favorite team. You once talked about kawhi like he was going to be better than LeBron and he had a supporting cast of Duncan, Ginobli, and Parker and the best coach in basketball.— RIP KOBE. #MAMBAOUT (@mo_jackson1) May 22, 2019
Dude really questions Kawhi's character. I get critiquing his game but his character? I wish more athletes would call out these sports reporters and hold them accountable for their words. Then again, that's probably what they would want. More exposure.— Damon718 (@sakeem13) May 22, 2019
I wish Fox would give you the month of June off while revoking your Twitter privileges— B Matthew Stiltner (@MatthewStiltner) May 22, 2019