Kawhi Leonard’s Los Angeles Clippers had a very active NBA Trade Deadline.
The team acquired Eric Gordon, Mason Plumlee and Bones Hyland, and in the process really shored up a lot of areas that had been considered weaknesses.
Just when it looked as though L.A. had set itself up to be a title contender, though – the Phoenix Suns swooped in and acquired Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets.
To say that the move completely altered the landscape in the Western Conference would be an understatement.
Leonard ultimately had a very on-brand reaction to the deal.
“Oh,” he said to NBA insider Ohm Youngmisuk in response to the move.
The responses to Leonard’s commentary were largely what one would expect from NBA fans.
A man of few words and few games https://t.co/GJRXoPlVM7
— MO’ 🌹 Dit Tout (@Fall99Mo) February 11, 2023
— Ethan | pk (@Soles50k) February 10, 2023
what did y’all expect this man to say? 💀 https://t.co/U9TMWLlGKQ
— Grind SZN 💥🥂 (@KinginWithMike) February 10, 2023
this year i am moving like Kawhi man, just keeping it short and simple https://t.co/fKIx8Kci0X
— 𝓵𝓮𝓿𝔂 (@usiphil3) February 10, 2023
Funny as dude bro lmfaooooo https://t.co/QgrsWCiY3F
— Lucas Dae (@MrDaeeDaee) February 10, 2023
A nonchalant king. https://t.co/fJU4EJuBso
— $ItsFromDaHeart (@Ohheyshema) February 10, 2023
Kawhi given em buckets lol https://t.co/mrFjgC9Qr9
— HBK (@bigbagwildstyle) February 10, 2023
He never holds back. 😂 https://t.co/B34JHDkwsC
— Saul Martinez jr (@lyfe3433) February 10, 2023
It will be interesting to see how the Clippers respond.
Kay Adams is now the early frontrunner to win Super Bowl MVP. https://t.co/DjzlIT81ed
— Game 7 (@game7__) February 12, 2023
Where all parties involved go remains to be seen.
Either way, the Clippers are clearly gearing up for a late-season title run. Will they be successful? Time will tell.