“Y’all kept saying that me and Paul’s favorite team growing up was the Lakers. I wasn’t a fan of the Lakers growing up. Not saying that’s why I didn’t choose them, but that’s not what it is. I wasn’t a fan of them, and [George] just told you guys he was a Clippers fan.”
“Shit, I guess I need a front-office position if that’s what happened. I talked to the Clippers, they had certain players they thought they could pair with me before I signed. [George’s] name was on the board, and I said I would love to play with him. They made the opportunity happen in probably two to three days later.”
“We’re going to go in and obviously have a goal set of winning a championship, and if we can get one, then that’s going to start the changing process. But you can’t change one championship against 16 or a brand. … The fan base is going to change over if we win, and that’s the goal. We’ve got to win, and everything else is going to take care of itself."
“I just wanted to play at home,” Leonard told Yahoo. “Our families are able to come to games. But just from my own thinking, it’s like we’re in the NBA and I played eight years already. Eight years can fly by so fast, and we’re not able to do anything with [our families] eight or nine months of the season.”
“I want to thank the Toronto Raptor fans,” he said to start his press conference. “I don’t have social media so I’m not able to put out a paragraph or whatever. I also just wanna thank the city as far as the restaurants,” he said. “Giving up that Ka’wine & Dine throughout the playoffs. I took advantage of that.”