Ric Bucher: “The Clippers and Raptors are at the head of the pack, but I’ve heard the Clippers are very nervous that they’ve slipped from the pole position and that Kawhi signing with Drake’s company up in Toronto was a signal that he’s putting down roots there. There’s been some scrambling by the Clippers wondering ‘Are we still in the pole position?' and 'Are we still the favorites?’ because they had been the favorites for quite some time. Now what I’m hearing is there are indications that they’re concerned they no longer are.”
Listen to NBA insider Ric Bucher join Jason Smith and Mike Harmon on The Jason Smith Show to discuss the developing reports around superstar free agent Kawhi Leonard as the two-time Finals MVP is locked in an epic tug of war between the Clippers and Raptors for the services of whom many call the world's best player.
Bucher says the Clippers have major fears that they're no longer the favorites to land Kawhi as Bucher says Los Angeles has gotten spooked by Kawhi recently inking a sponsorship with an airlines in Ontario, Canada that rapper Drake is heavily invested it.
Check out the interview below as Bucher says Toronto may have just emerged as the front-runners for The Board Man.