The body language of Kawhi Leonard after the Toronto Raptors' 116-95 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Thursday sparked some fan reactions.
The Leonard Raptors were thoroughly defeated in the game, from start to finish. He really ran away in the fourth quarter when Philly scored a 21-point victory.
When he sat down for his postgame press conference, Leonard looked exhausted and defeated.
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Leonard scored 33 points in the game, but did not get much help from Kyle Lowry, who threw 2/10 and missed all three in three. Fred VanVleet was also out of the game, missing the seven field goal attempts.
The great loss combined with the lack of help from his teammates led the fans to speculate that Leonard was showing signs of leaving. You can become a free agent after the year, and there is a team that continues to appear as a landing place.
His reaction seemed to be typical of a player whose team has just lost in a playoff game, but fans want to use any reason to stoke the rumor.