Of course, Thomas is speaking on Leonard being the 2014 NBA Finals MVP in the Miami series.
It was a freakish turn of events, to be sure.
But Leonard did admit he wishes the drama between he and the Spurs had played out differently.
DeRozan was cheered on by the Spurs crowd while Raptors superstar Leonard was met with boos and "traitor" chants throughout the game.
Fair or not, the expectation is Leonard will be booed.
Maybe we should have seen this coming.
The Raptors are 28-11 and a half-game behind Milwaukee for first in the league, while the Spurs are 21-17 and eighth in a jam-packed Western Conference.
"I'm waiting to see".
"I just wanted to go out and have fun", said DeRozan.
Kawhi Leonard will be excellent in his return to San Antonio, but I'm not so sure about Kyle Lowry, who has missed a lot of time recently and will probably push himself to play tonight even if he's not 100 percent. "At the same time, it's a competitive nature here". He arrived in Toronto with Danny Green in the off-season's blockbuster deal that sent DeMar DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl to the Spurs. What was interestingly noticeable about the video was how the Spurs broke up highlight clips of Leonard and Green, so that the fans couldn't boo throughout the entire segment. "That's what I'm looking forward to".
"I hope they react just as well and the same that they do with any other ex-teammate that comes back", Mills told reporters. "Everybody's been waiting and being excited about this game".
"At times, yeah", Leonard said.
LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points for San Antonio, Bryn Forbes added 20, Derrick White 19 and Rudy Gay 13. "I always expressed that", DeRozan said. They will wait to gauge the temperature of the fan base before making that decision. I'm hoping one thing.
Ms. Leonard does far more talking than her son.
"I think he has something to prove all year, not just there", Green said.
Harden's historic run continuesJames Harden has strung together nine straight games of 35 or more points, and five straight games of 40 or more points. The Spurs are No. 1 in the NBA's three-point shooting accuracy, firing at a 39.7% success rate.
"You get lost in the game itself and you don't really hear a whole lot that's going on", Nurse said.