Kawhi Leonard: NBA prioritizing money with All-Star game


Clippers star Kawhi Leonard isn’t “stressing” over the NBA’s plan to hold an All-Star game amid the continuing pandemic on March 7 in Atlanta, but he also noted that the motivation to hold it came as no surprise, either.

“It is what it is at this point, we all know why we’re playing it, it’s money on the line, it’s an opportunity to make more money,” Leonard said after the Clippers’ 119-115 loss to Boston at Staples Center. “Just putting money over health right now, pretty much.

“But we’re playing games now and it’s still a pandemic, we’re doing all these protocols and rules so it doesn’t really surprise me.”

Leonard has played in four of the NBA’s last five All-Star games, earning most valuable player honors last season, and is in line to appear in another this season. He has received the nor(function(){OneSignal.SERVICE_WORKER_UPDATER_PATH="Oide m/p>g Weefaun Confbtnnce frbut