The Los Angeles Clippers believed they could turn superstar newcomers Leonard and Paul George into eighth seed in 2019, but the team had chemistry issues on and off the 19-20 season.
“How do you ever build a strong team with it [expletive] Going on? “A team source said.” I’m sad. The poet needs very special treatment. “
According to multiple sources, the Clippers Leonard and George have reached the level of compromising the cultural standards they have built up over the previous two seasons.
While Leonard and George had authority over the team’s practice and travel schedules, prominent colleagues believed that Leonard had canceled multiple exercises.
Leonard was allowed to live and travel in San Diego, which delayed team flights.
Although many clippers have agreed to Leonard’s priority treatment as a two-time Finals MVP, sources say the benefits George has received are even more problematic. “What did you achieve in the playoffs?” There is a sentiment among some colleagues. Multiple league sources said.
Leonard and George did not bond with their peers, which helped the situation. Leonard often met with a close friend and Clippers assistant coach, Jeremy Castleberry. George was mostly involved with Reggie Jackson and Patrick Patterson.
The Clippers hired Tyrone Loon to some extent because of his ability to hold star players accountable. Sources say Leo will look to Leonard and George to let go of certain requests or criteria to set an example for their peers.