San Antonio Zoo revokes free membership offer for Kawhi Leonard
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio Zoo isn't messing around.
Kawhi Leonard's free membership pass has been revoked just one day after the San Antonio Zoo offered it to entice the two-time All-Star to-resign with the Spurs.
Several media outlets reported Friday that Leonard wants out of a San Antonio, concluding an embattled season in which he played just nine games for the Spurs and spent the season mired in controversy.
Leonard is still under contract for the 2018-19 season, with a player option the following year. He is eligible to receive a maximum extension this offseason worth $219 million. If the Spurs don't offer the extension, or Leonard declines the offer, he could opt to be an unrestricted free agent in 2019.
That's assuming the Spurs don't trade Leonard during the offseason, when NBA teams are expected to make several inquiries into his availability. The market for a player of Leonard's caliber is typically robust, but his uncertain injury history and contract situation temper his value on the open market.
The San Antonio Zoo said the free membership offers are still on the table for Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and LeBron James.
(Yes, we are looking at you, LeBron.)