Clippers stars Kawhi Leonard, Paul George face NBA fans backlash for sitting out crucial Suns game: “The most unserious superstar”

The Los Angeles Clippers are in a tight spot after losing three games against the Phoenix Suns, and even tighter as they have to face the potential deciding game without Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

Prior to tonight’s game at Footprint Center, the Suns were leading with a 3-1 record against the Clippers, and this game might put an end to contention. In this critical situation, the Clippers won’t have the contributions of their stars Kawhi and Paul due to injury issues.

but the fans are taking their absence in a good manner as their team is facing a do-or-die situation in tonight’s game.

How did the fans react to Kawhi Leonard and Paul George’s absence?

The 31-year-old small forward has been a sign of trust and dependability among Clippers fans in recent years. Even another veteran, Russell Westbrook, joining the roster made the roster even stronger, but as the pressure increases, they are losing their nerves.

The fans are not ready to consider the reason behind the five-time all-star fitness issue to attend the fifth game in the series. One fan wrote, “Wow he’s gone. Time to move on Clippers”

“Kawhi=Part Time Play, Full Time Pay,” another one wrote.

One commented, “The most unserious superstar.”

The Clippers have been one of the most successful teams in the NBA in the playoffs, and after last season’s absence, the hunger for some recognition got crazier this season. With the threat of being knocked out at this stage, the fans became furious and pissed off, trying to find a scapegoat to vent out.

Leonard averaged 23.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.9 assists per game in 52 appearances this season. He was one of the instrumental performers for the team, but this season saw a decline, which might cause dissatisfaction among the fans.

Do you think Kawhi Leonard and Paul George’s absences put extra pressure on the inevitable outcome of tonight’s game? Don’t forget to drop your prediction in the comments.

Shahbaj Arefin

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Shahbaj Arefin is a professional Sports Content Writer at SportsZion. He mostly covers NBA, alongside NFL and MLB. His favorite basketball player is Michael Jordan. Arefin is also a football enthusiast. He is a die-hard supporter of Argentina and Chelsea FC, frequently posting on Facebook during the their matches.


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