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Kawhi Leonard Spotted at Dodgers Game Amid Lakers Rumored Interest

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMay 11, 2018

FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green, right, stands at the bench with injured teammates Kawhi Leonard, second from left, and Rudy Gay, center, during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in San Antonio. Leonard plans on returning this season and wants to remain with the Spurs for life, refuting reports of dissension with the star forward and the only franchise he has played for. Leonard has missed all but nine games this season with right quadriceps tendinopathy, which initially flared up late in the offseason.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
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Kawhi Leonard might be checking out what Los Angeles life would be like before a move to the Lakers.

The San Antonio Spurs star was seen taking in a Dodgers game Thursday night, via The Ringer:

The Ringer @ringer

It's been just over two weeks since the Spurs were eliminated. Kawhi Leonard wasn't able to attend a single playoff game. Tonight, he caught a Dodgers game in LA. This will definitely be your Laker fan-friend's new favorite video. (🎥courtesy @Mike_delaPena) https://t.co/EimDhUCcdj

Leonard played just nine games this season, and his time with the Spurs could be nearing an end.

ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne and Michael C. Wright recently reported that there's tension between Leonard and the Spurs that's stemming from uncertainty about the player's quadriceps injury this season.

This could lead him to head to Los Angeles, whether via trade this offseason or via free agency in 2019. 

"That's why [the Lakers] are spinning it into 'wait till next year,'" an executive told Bleacher Report's Ken Berger. "They know they can get Kawhi."

It's possible the Southern California native was just taking in a baseball game in his hometown and this means nothing, but it's likely enough to get Lakers fans excited about the possibilities.

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