Off the court, sources say there are some teammates who have struggled with the organization’s preferential treatment that is afforded to Leonard and George. On the one hand, this sort of superstar handling is somewhat commonplace in the NBA. Case in point: LeBron James has a significant voice in Laker Land, where he frequently coordinates practice and shoot-around schedules with coach Frank Vogel depending on what they believe is best for the team at that time.
Apparently, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George have even had an impact on how the Clippers practice. Some players reportedly believe Leonard made the final call to cancel a pair of walkthroughs earlier this season, and there’s a belief that the club doesn’t practice hard enough:
But that, combined with the team’s constant injuries, the front-loaded schedule and Leonard’s injury management, has created a lighter mood and approach to practices. Multiple players, according to league sources, don’t feel the team practices as hard or as seriously as it should at this point in the season.
일부 클리퍼스 선수들은 팀이 카와이&폴조지에게 특혜를 줘 화가 났다고 합니다.
특히 카와이 레너드 부상관리 때문에 팀 연습이 진지하게 진행되지 못했다고 느낀다고 하는군요.