Kawhi Leonard’s friend Wilkes sues Jerry West and Clippers for breach of contract

There have been several news and reports that have been emerging all through the preseason of the NBA. The most unexpected is a man claiming to be Kawbu Leonard’s friend and that Jerry West owed him $2.5 million for the role he played in helping the Los Angeles Clippers sign the NBA star.

This is all in the lawsuit handed over to TMZ Sports, which revealed how Johnny Wilkes agreed to work with West in helping the Clippers sign Kawhi in exchange for some small cash.

According to a lawsuit on TMZ, Wilkes claimed that he met with West back on the 10th of April, 2019 at the Staples Center after confirming that he had a close relationship with Kawhi and Kawhi’s uncle, Dennis Robertson, and new zealand online casinos have made their stance known.

Wilkes confirmed that he exchanged contracts with the former Lakers coach, and he was contacted by West several weeks later for help in bringing in Kawhi to the Clippers’ team.

In the lawsuit, Wilkes confirmed that he and West agreed on the terms that he will only help if the Clippers are willing to pay him $2.5 million.

After agreeing on the price to pay, it was mentioned that Wilkes started his part of the deal convincing both Kawhi and his uncle to sign for the Clippers after he parted ways with the Toronto Raptors.

Mar 3, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Knicks legend and broadcaster Clyde Frazier talks with Los Angeles Clippers executive board member Jerry West before the game at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Wilkes claimed that he told West and the Clippers they have to bring in Paul George first before Kawhi’s interest can be piqued. After that, he helped West contact Kawhi’s uncle, Dennis.

Wilkes, in the suit, claimed that he helped both West and the LA Clippers develop a gameplan to pique the interest of Kawhi in an important meeting with West, Doc Rivers, Leonard, and several others back in July 2019.

In the lawsuit, Wilkes said: “This information was vital because it was the exact information Kawhi Leonard wanted to hear at the time in order to effectuate his signing with the Clippers.”

Wilkes says that he was pivotal in making sure a deal between West and Kawhi’s uncle happen, a deal which included an agreement of giving the uncle home in Southern California and travel expense account, and best high roller casino wants to see how things play put.

Right after Kawhi decided to sign a deal with the Los Angeles Clippers in July, he attended a celebratory meal with West and several others in Beverly Hills, where Wilkes claimed that West agreed once more to pay up the $2.5 million for his efforts. But Wilkes is claiming he ks yet to receive a penny ever since that day and he is suing West and the Clippers for breaching of contract and more, asking for $2.5 million-plus damages.

It is still unknown if Jerry West will reply, but it will be great to see how things turn out in this lawsuit.

Marcelo Villa

About Marcelo Villa

Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.

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