No. 1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson made his NBA summer league debut, then left after hurting his knee, then the entire game was postponed by an earthquake -- and somehow that wasn't the biggest story in the NBA on Friday night.
The double dose of breaking news came late into the night, with ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that Kawhi Leonard had agreed to sign with the LA Clippers. As if that wasn't big enough news, just a minute later came the additional report that Paul George will be teaming up with Leonard in Los Angeles after asking for and receiving a trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Not surprisingly, NBA players were stunned by the news.
Free agent forward Kawhi Leonard has informed runners-up teams of his plans: He's signing with the Clippers, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019
Oklahoma City is trading All-Star Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers for a record-setting collection of draft choices, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 6, 2019
That wasn't an earthquake it was Woj pic.twitter.com/6AdNOVMoYR— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell) July 6, 2019
New adventure in OKC...— danilo gallinari (@gallinari8888) July 6, 2019
Thanks for everything LAC.
Congrats my brother KL! Announcing on my podcast where I'm going shortly!— Danny Green (@DGreen_14) July 6, 2019
BREAKING: pic.twitter.com/oIPUwiFLmI— Inside The Green Room (@GreenRoomInside) July 6, 2019
Don't talk to me— Patrick Beverley (@patbev21) July 6, 2019
👀👀👀— Ivica Zubac (@ivicazubac) July 6, 2019
Interesting! 🧐🤔— Andre Roberson (@FlyDre21) July 6, 2019
Now that's what I'm talking about!!!The NBA man!!!!!— DWade (@DwyaneWade) July 6, 2019
What in the world just happened????— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) July 6, 2019
That LAL vs. LAC rivalry gonna be 🔥🔥🔥— Kevin Love (@kevinlove) July 6, 2019
What it do babyyyyyy— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) July 6, 2019
This League is different man.... always something happening!!!— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) July 6, 2019
Well that Kawhi Clippers situation escalated quickly with PG coming sheesh..... #KawhiWatch2019— Thad Young (@yungsmoove21) July 6, 2019
🤯— Zach LaVine (@ZachLaVine) July 6, 2019
I love the nba! You can't even make this up! Every game in the regular season is going to be a playoff game!— Channing Frye (@channingfrye) July 6, 2019
PG and Kawhi to the Clippers OMG🤯— Kev (@KevKnox) July 6, 2019
Wait whatttttt. This night just got even more crazy (wasn't sure that was possible) PG and Kawhi to the Clips!? Wow.— Meyers Leonard (@MeyersLeonard11) July 6, 2019