Right now the NBA world is melting down. Dwight Howard is going to the Hornets. Paul George and Jimmy Butler both look to potentially be on the move. The Nets even made a smart trade! But nothing is more shocking that what has happened in San Antonio. Spurs superstar and big water fan Kawhi Leonard has done the unthinkable. No, he hasn’t abandoned Gregg Popovich and demanded a trade to the Knicks, though that too would be unthinkable.
It appears that Kawhi Leonard has cut his cornrows. If true, this is a sad moment for the hairstyle which used to be ubiquitous throughout the NBA. And to be honest, the very excitable Kawhi looks ecstatic about it. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a look of such joy on someone’s face.
I mean just look at that smile.
And even though, Leonard was clearly over the moon a bout his new look, that doesn’t mean that fans of the NBA were ready for this kind of change.
And look, it is weird to see him without the braids. Personally, I miss them already. But the NBA is currently in an arms race. We’ll have to wait and see if Pop and RC Buford traded them or cut them for more roster flexibility, but either way, if the Spurs want to compete with the Warriors they have to be willing to occasionally sacrifice good players if it means a chance at potentially great ones.
Or… Perhaps it’s a false flag:
Kawhi, it’s up to you to put an end to this! Show yourself! Otherwise, don’t be shocked if Jimmy Butler comes to the Spurs for a package centered on Kawhi’s braids.