Johnny Wilkes, who is suing Jerry West and the Los Angeles Clippers for allegedly helping bring Kawhi Leonard to the team in the summer of 2019, released a bombshell voicemail.
In the recording, which was made on July 1, 2019, a man whose voice sounds like West’s, thanked Wilkes for his help and called the Lakers a ‘sh*t show’.
Former Lakers legend, West, has been appointed as an executive board member of the Clippers in 2017. He occupies the position to this day.
TMZ Sports has obtained the voicemail — in which a man who sounds like West says, “Hey there, this is Jerry calling. I really want to thank you a lot for trying to help. I heard this morning that everyone over in the Lakers camp thinks they’re gonna get him.”
“I just find it hard to believe that he would want to go to that sh*t show where he would not even be … wouldn’t even get his name in the paper and he wouldn’t be the face of the franchise that’s for sure.”
Kawhi Leonard denied any involvement of Wilkes in his decision to sign with the Clippers, saying it is an attempt to take money.