Cris Carter of Fox Sports 1:
“The Lakers made a lot of mistakes. The intel Magic Johnson let out of that meeting was a mistake. Kawhi didn’t have the trust in the organization, in the front office, or in their medical staff. Kawhi just level set the league.” — @criscarter801,1386:18 AM – Jul 8, 2019521 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy
It’s fun to pile on Johnson and the Lakers. But this might be a little unfair. Leonard was reportedly down on the Lakers long before meeting with Johnson. This could just be a way for someone in Leonard’s camp to cast blame elsewhere after he spurned the Lakers for the Clippers.
But the Johnson-meeting leaks could have also corroborated what Leonard thought he knew of the Lakers all along. They do a terrible job of keeping things close to the vest. Their internal business gets out and draws attention. Johnson is part of that culture.