Ask and Spurs fan about Uncle Dennis and you likely won’t find a single fan in San Antonio who has anything nice to say about him.
It looks like it was for a good reason as Uncle Dennis reportedly tried his hardest to capitalize on his nephew’s stardom by making improper requests to teams during free agency.
Kawhi Leonard was one of the NBA’s most coveted free agents this past summer, so Robertson is said to have presented teams with a list of demands, according The Athletic’s Sam Amick.
The report says that Dennis not only ask for guaranteed sponsorship money and private planes, but he actually asked Lakers owner Jeanie Buss for part ownership of the team.
The report says Robertson requested a similar bounty when meeting with the Toronto Raptors.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told The Athletic that the league is investigating numerous “activities” from the free-agency period.
“We did tell our teams (at the Board of Governors meeting in New York in late September) that we are looking into and continue to look into activities from this summer,” Silver said. “I will also say that we (were) trying to draw a line at this board meeting, and focus everyone on the (free agency) rules going forward. I think that (I’ll) just leave it at that. We are looking at the behavior from the summer. We have and we continue to look at it, but first and foremost we want to change the way business is done going forward.”
The Lakers decided to wait out Leonard’s free agency, and the entire process caused them to miss out on a number of potential free agents, while the Clippers landed Paul George and Kawhi.
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