Kawhi Leonard shook the basketball world when information broke over the weekend that he was taking his skills to the Los Angeles Clippers and had recruited Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder defensive massive man Paul George to affix him. Famous “Enjoyable Man” Leonard is contemporary off successful an NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors feat. Drake, beating out former dynasty and subsequent staff to expertise a grand herb bandwagon exodus, the Golden State Warriors.
Leonard heading again to his residence metropolis in hopes of ending the soon-to-be decade-long championship drought is bound to carry pleasure all through the Metropolis of Angels, proper? You’d assume, however to take action you’d must neglect concerning the existence of Lakers followers, simply probably the most entitled fanbase in all of professional basketball and one that’s making an argument for the highest spot in all of sports activities. (I say this as a lifelong Dallas Cowboys fan, a staff who hasn’t been related in 20 years however whose fanbase nonetheless calls for they be referred to as “America’s Crew.”) Lakers followers suck deeply. They’re nearly as good at being a bunch of whiny front-runners as their beloved staff has traditionally been at successful championships. However despite the fact that the Lakers haven’t been successful championships in recent times, their followers haven’t stopped sucking. Final yr, they bought LeBron James, arguably the very best participant to ever throw a ball right into a peach basket. So when Kawhi Leonard—arguably the very best peach basketeer taking part in proper now—turned a free agent, Lakers followers assumed that they had it within the bag; it’s their birthright to get any and all gamers they ever need, at any time when they need them.
Besides this time they didn’t. And in true Lakers fan trend, they didn’t take it properly. In keeping with Eater, it has even led to at least one Los Angeles-based cafe chain and gummy bear collaborator Alfred Coffee to problem an outright ban on each Kawhi Leonard and Paul George from all areas. The discover got here by way of social media and “promised extra particulars to come back on the matter.” The unique put up seems to have been faraway from Instagram, however all of the clown emojis within the feedback part of different Alfred posts stay.
Who cares, proper? The board man bought paid, to the tune of $142 million over 4 years, so what does Leonard care about not with the ability to go to a coffee retailers with 9 areas across the metropolis? As an LA hometown child, it’s in all probability powerful to return residence solely to have individuals mad since you didn’t return residence in the way in which they needed (as a result of once more, this can be a very entitled, very bandwagony fanbase that deserves all of the sports activities distress that comes their manner). And Leonard is notably frugal. Free coffee would in all probability lure the famous person into any cafe that will supply it to him.
So, Kawhi, in case you’re studying this: first, good day, love your work. Thanks for not going to the Lakers. Second, in case you had been hoping to get free coffee in LA, I’m positive this Alfred information comes as a disappointment. If it makes you’re feeling any higher, there’s a extremely, actually good cafe with six areas in LA that will like to have you ever.
Zac Cadwalader is the managing editor at Sprudge Media Community and a employees author primarily based in Dallas. Learn extra Zac Cadwalader on Sprudge.