UPDATED May 26, 5:55 p.m. ET:
Kawhi's sister Miesha claims that people ran with "someone HATIN in the background" on her Instagram Live. In a post with a fitting red background and white lettering, similar to the color scheme of Kawhi's current team, she finished her message by saying, "Go Raptors!"
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The Toronto Raptors defeated the Milwaukee Bucks to earn their first-ever Finals trip thanks in huge part to Kawhi Leonard's 27 points. Despite this triumphant moment for the team, Leonard staying with them isn't a sure thing. After the Raptors won Game 6, his sister Miesha Slayton went on Instagram Live to celebrate the win as a voice in the background heavily implied he's moving on.
"They know darn well that he ain't gonna be there next year," the unidentified voice added. The video has since been deleted from her Instagram Story, but internet sleuths were able to archive it before it went down.
With Leonard set to be a free agent by summer, speculation of his departure has run rampant. ESPN's Brian Windhorst has reported that Leonard has been in contact with LeBron James and Jimmy Butler, and dined with Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis. The Los Angeles Lakers and the Clippers have been among the teams most mentioned as potential homes for Leonard in the near future.
Leonard would be turning down a multi-million dollar penthouse if he leaves Toronto. Before then, however, the Raptors are set to face the Golden State Warriors at the 2019 NBA Finals.