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San Antonio Spurs Hall-of-Famer David Robinson says he reached out to Kawhi Leonard “several times,” but never heard back from Leonard.
As a guest with Rachel Nichols on ESPN’s The Jump Monday, Robinson called the Leonard ordeal “one of the oddest situations” he has witnessed throughout his career.
“Kawhi is a hard guy to understand,” Robinson said. “He’s a hard guy to read. But if a guy is not happy, he’s got to go somewhere where he can play.”
The Spurs traded Leonard and Danny Green to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick.
Robinson, who won two championships with the Spurs, was unable to get in contact with Leonard, but did speak with Leonard’s uncle. The Admiral felt Leonard’s lack of communication and “quiet” personality “made it difficult for all parties to really understand each other in this process.”
“I’ve reached out to Kawhi several times and just not hear anything back from him,” Robinson said. “I think the whole time he’s been here, I’ve talked to him maybe a handful of times and I can count on one hand how many words he has said to me. He’s just a quiet guy.”