Fox Sports’ Cris Carter says that Kawhi Leonard didn’t trust the Los Angeles Lakers organization throughout the recruitment process:
“First, the Lakers made a lot of mistakes. Magic Johnson, the intel that he let out of that meeting, that was a mistake. Now you can say, ‘Well, he’s not working for the Lakers,’ but he’s one of the faces of the Lakers. Some of the injury that they’ve had in the past – Lonzo Ball, him being injured two years, Ingram, his injuries. Questions about the medical staff. How severe was the injury to LeBron James? Why’d it take him so long to come back?” Carter said, per ClutchPoints.