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by Epiehl
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A column about pro athletes dictating to management.
Now that baseball is off for four days, I thought that I ought to focus on an issue that has cropped up in the sports world.

As you all know by now, Kawhi Leonard decided to go to the Los Angeles Clippers.

That's fine, but there's speculation that Leonard contacted Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George and convinced him to force a trade to go to the Clippers.

The reason. Speculation is Leonard wanted to play on the same team as George.

The Clippers did managed to acquire George the same day the team signed Leonard.



Probably not.

It makes you wonder, though. Are pro athletes now controlling the front office?

NBA insiders have said over the past few years that LeBron James has been calling the shots in the Los Angeles Lakers organization.

This is not good for sports.

Right now, this thing is just happening in the NBA, but how long is going to take before other pro sports follow suit?

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