Gregg Popovich stated that he felt badly for how Kawhi Leonard was received by the San Antonio crowd following their 125-107 win versus the Toronto Raptors.
"I felt badly about it. Kawhi's a high-character guy. We all make decisions in our lives with what we're going to do with our futures, and he has that same right as any of us. So I felt badly, in all honesty," said Popovich.
Leonard was booed throughout the game, culminating with Spurs fans chanting "traitor" as Leonard shot free-throws in the second quarter.
Leonard finished with 21 points and five assists. He and Popovich embraced following the game.
"I feel good except for losing the game. I'm glad I walked off the floor healthy. We got some things as a team to look at and get better at. But the past is the past and I'm still playing.I really won't reflect on what has happened until I retire. I just try to keep moving and get better on what we are doing," added Leonard.