Kyle Lowry on Kawhi joining the Clippers: “I wasn’t surprised”

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The Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry has nothing but praises for his former Raptors teammate Kawhi Leonard, who signed a three-year max deal with the Los Angeles Clippers this offseason:

Per NBC Sports: “I wasn’t surprised. He texted me and let me know. I told him, ‘I’m happy for you.’ That’s how I’ve always been. I’m happy for the guys, especially a guy that helped you do something fantastic. Do something great. He’s an unbelievable friend of mine and he’s a good guy. He made the decision to go home and I’m happy with that and I’m happy for him.

Truly, I am genuinely happy for him. He gets a chance to be around his family and friends and you’ve got to respect the guy and be happy for him. He gave us everything he had. He played his butt off. He helped us win a championship. You’ve got to respect that, right?” Lowry said.