Toronto podiatrist forces Kawhi Leonard to give the Raptors his decision

Well known Toronto basketball player Sheldon Nadal, who practices podiatric medicine in his spare time, is threatening to throw his hat in the free agency ring if Kawhi Leonard does not re-sign with the Toronto Raptors by midnight Sunday night.

Nadal, who already offered Kawhi free foot care, is a perennial all-star in the Scarborough Men's Masters Basketball League (AKA The S. Double M.B.L.). He is willing to replace Kawhi on the road to a repeat Raptors NBA championship.

Nadal, known as "Cash Money" to his teammates for his uncanny ability to hit the Jimmie from the elbow, plays for the love of the game, not financial reward. Consequently, he is willing to play for one tenth of the $190 Million that Kawhi has been offered to play in Toronto. "Tell Mr Tannenbaum he can use the savings to reduce ticket prices" says the podiatrist.

When asked how he and the Raptors would match up with a Lakers team featuring Lebron James, Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard, he responded "That could be a problem. I can only cover one of them at a time, especially if they spread the floor. I may have to bring in my friends Hartley and Demo from the S. Double M.B.L. Together we have over 150 years of basketball know-how. We will take advantage of their youth and inexperience. We will dominate for years".

When Nadal's relative, a well known Toronto Hip-Hop star, heard about the promise, he said "I hope cousin Shel lets me ride with him and his sons in his convertible at next year's parade".

Nadal is currently rehabbing his sore heel (plantar fasciitis) and an arthritic hip, but with load management, he should be ready for training camp in the fall.