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‘A**hole!’: Ex-Spurs star Kawhi Leonard’s mother gets into a heated argument with a fan

‘A**hole!’: Ex-Spurs star Kawhi Leonard’s mother gets into a heated argument with a fan as her son returns to San Antonio for the first time since forcing a trade to the Toronto Raptors

  • In a video that circulated throughout social media, Leonard’s mom Kim Robertson can be seen arguing with a fan who was seated in a different section
  • The heckler’s exact words cannot be heard, and Robertson’s response is mostly drowned out by the noise of the crowd, but she was visibly upset 
  • Thursday night was difficult for Leonard because his Raptors lost and the man he was traded for, DeMar DeRozan, finished with his first-career triple-double 
  • Leonard, who was named NBA Finals MVP with the Spurs, had to take a moment and compose himself amid chants of ‘Traitor! Traitor!’ and ‘Quitter! Quitter!’

Kawhi Leonard requested a trade in June amidst reports of tension between his representatives and the Spurs’ front office

Former Spurs star Kawhi Leonard was back in San Antonio on Thursday night for the first time since he forced a trade to Toronto in July, and while he endured constant heckling throughout the game, the bigger confrontation may have taken place in the stands between his mother and an irate fan.   

In a video that circulated throughout social media after the Spurs’ 125-107 win over Leonard’s Raptors, his mother Kim Robertson can be seen arguing with a fan who was seated in an entirely different section.

‘A**hole,’ Robertson, wearing a Leonard jersey, can be heard yelling at the man. ‘Shut up.’  

Leonard requested a trade in June amidst reports of tension between his representatives and the Spurs’ front office. He played a crucial role in the franchise’s fifth NBA Finals win in 2014. 

Leonard had to take a step back at the free throw line and compose himself amid chants of 'Traitor! Traitor!' and 'Quitter! Quitter!' from the capacity crowd that adored him during his seven seasons in San Antonio

Leonard's mother Kim Robertson took issue with one fan on Thursday, but the entire AT&T Center in San Antonio seemed determined to make the Leonard family uncomfortable

Leonard’s mother Kim Robertson (right) took issue with one fan on Thursday, but the entire AT&T Center in San Antonio seemed determined to make the Leonard family uncomfortable. At one point, Leonard had to take a step back at the free throw line and compose himself amid chants of ‘Traitor! Traitor!’ and ‘Quitter! Quitter!’ from the capacity crowd that adored him during his seven seasons in San Antonio

San Antonio fans try to see Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors as he leaves the floor

San Antonio fans try to see Kawhi Leonard #2 of the Toronto Raptors as he leaves the floor

The heckler’s exact words cannot be heard, and Robertson’s response is mostly drowned out by the noise of the crowd, but she was visibly upset on what was an understandably difficult night for the family.

DeMar DeRozan, one of two players acquired for Leonard, propelled San Antonio to the easy win with his first-career triple-double.

And while Leonard did scored 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting, the Raptors’ three-game winning streak came to an end in front of a raucous, hostile crowd.

Leonard had to take a step back at the free throw line and compose himself amid chants of ‘Traitor! Traitor!’ and ‘Quitter! Quitter!’ from the capacity crowd that adored him during his seven seasons in San Antonio.

The reception didn’t surprise Leonard.

‘No,’ Leonard said. ‘Media does a great mind to stir people’s minds and to influence them to think a certain way. So, I already knew how that was going to be the way the media was.’

DeMar DeRozan (left), one of two players acquired for Leonard, propelled San Antonio to the win with his first-career triple-double

DeMar DeRozan (left), one of two players acquired for Leonard, propelled San Antonio to the win with his first-career triple-double

Fans were angry that Leonard forced his way out of San Antonio this offseason in a trade that yielded DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl from Toronto for him and Danny Green.

Leonard was booed heavily from the moment he walked onto the court for warmup. The boos continued during a pregame video tribute and player introductions, whenever he touched the ball and as he walked off the court following the lopsided loss.

‘I felt badly about it,’ Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. ‘Kawhi’s a high-character guy. We all make decisions in our lives about what we’re going to do with our futures and he has that same right as any of us. So, I felt badly, honestly.’

The Spurs gave reason for the fans to constantly cheer, leading by as many as 28 points against a Raptors team that has been atop the Eastern Conference for much of the season.

Officially, Leonard was injured for much of last season, but multiple reports questioned the legitimacy of his quadriceps problems and the California native took criticism for supposedly preserving his health before he signs his next deal, which should happen this summer.

Next summer, Toronto can offer Leonard a five-year, $190 million contract, which should help smooth over any problems his mother is having in San Antonio.

Fans were angry that Leonard (left) forced his way out of San Antonio this offseason in a trade that yielded DeRozan (right) and Jakob Poeltl from Toronto for him and Danny Green

Fans were angry that Leonard (left) forced his way out of San Antonio this offseason in a trade that yielded DeRozan (right) and Jakob Poeltl from Toronto for him and Danny Green

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