Possibly the most talked about topic in the NBA over the past week - the Kawhi Leonard injury situation is not dying down.
So far we’ve seen the Warriors take a 2-0 series lead against the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. Kawhi Leonard hasn’t been involved in the series though since the third quarter of Game 1 when he went down with an ankle injury while landing on Pachulia’s foot after attempting a jump shot. Kawhi Leonard left the game with a sprained ankle and also missed Game 2 of the series due to the same injury.
This has sparked a San Antonio Spurs fan and a business owner in San Antonio to file a lawsuit against both Zaza Pachulia and the Golden State Warriors. The lawsuit says that Kawhi’s injury has impacted San Antonio fans, the community, all season-ticket holders and also the different businesses who support the San Antonio Spurs.
"All we are asking from the court is that this type of behavior, that can and does cause serious injury to our team and those that love it, not be allowed in San Antonio," Alfonso Kennard, Jr., lead attorney, said.
The lawsuit was filed by both Juan Vasquez and also the owner of What’s on Second, Inc.
Popovich wasn't happy with the Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia:
“All I care about is Kawhi (Leonard) is not there (and) when you’re playing Golden State in their place, and you’re playing like that, it’s pretty cool. But this is crap,” Popovich said. “And because he has this history and it can’t just be, ‘Oh, it was inadvertent (and Pachulia) didn’t have intent.' Who gives a damn about his intent.
Popovich’s rant continued:
“Have you ever heard of manslaughter? You still go to jail, I think, when you’re texting and you end up killing somebody, but you might not have intended to do that. All I care (about) is what I saw.”