Joe Budden has a theory about Kawhi Leonard. The Raptors superstar may have a quiet, almost meek, demeanor. But that's OK because he is backed by killers. Including his late father.
Joe Budden and his inaccurate Joke about Kawhi’s late father... pic.twitter.com/fUjBnhRZCo— SadBoizClub (@The_LBCarter) May 27, 2019
"Guess who's a killer? Kawhi's dad...it's a fact," Joe said on his podcast, and then claimed he read this from five different sources. "Dad is in jail for I think whatever," Budden continued. "I won't get into it, I'm afraid. And the uncle is out handling the business. When you look at Kawhi and his game and his demeanor, don't it sound right? And, then you're happy to know that. You're like, that's why Embiid deaded those jokes [when his Sixers played the Raptors] ... I get it now."
Then Joe's co-host Rory jumped and explained that it wasn't a fact that Kawhi's pops was a killer. In fact, Mr. Leonard was on the wrong end of that equation.
"His father, Mark, was shot and killed January 18, 2008, at the Compton carwash he owned. He may have been involved in something, but he is now passed away," Rory clarified.
Still, that didn't change Joe's theory.
"Okay, rest in peace to Kawhi's dad," Budden replied. "That doesn't change my story at all. Alright, so he's not here. But guess what? In the articles that I read before he left, he was getting busy. And to my knowledge, I think the uncle's gettin' busy."
Twitter wasn't happy with Joe for slandering the Leonard family like that.
Yeah that was the last straw. I’m not rocking with any Joe Budden content for a while. To inaccurately depict Kawhi’s dad as a criminal for shits and giggles when one of the BIGGEST facts about Kawhi’s story is his father being murdered is sickening.— Donovan McKelvey (@KingDonDaDJ) May 28, 2019
When Kawhi's people catch Joe Budden pic.twitter.com/nERkE5NOm3— Uptown Vibes💃📍 (@YankeeMane) May 28, 2019
Fuck Joe Budden and his rap quitting ass. Nothing he ever talks about will measure up to what any MC raps about. And he’s a mfkn clown for those Kawhi comments. Fuck his bullshit ass podcast and all his misinformed horseshit. Trash ass nigga.— Dan-e-o (@Daneo10) May 28, 2019
Kawhi got every reason to put hands on Joe Budden after what he said about his father on his podcast.— Mike (@_NotchoCheese) May 27, 2019
Joe Budden talking about Kawhi Leonard's deceased father was out of bounds— Richard B. (@COOLLANEHERO) May 27, 2019
If Kawhi Leonard slaps Joe Budden that’s a murder charge waiting to happen. https://t.co/Y0PhPadJKd— Positive Affirmations (@NiteLoops) May 27, 2019
Joe talks Kawhi at about 2:07: