A Lansing mom fears fame and fortune will ruin her chance to gain custody of her two young sons. Their father is Bryn Forbes, a rising NBA player with the San Antonio Spurs and a former Sexton High School and Michigan State University basketball player. Forbes, 24, has gained attention as an undrafted free agent who recently moved up as a key player with the Spurs. The never-married pair are locked in a tense fight before Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Janelle Lawless. The court must decide whether the boys will stay in Texas with their father or come back to Michigan where their mother, Raelynn Taylor, 25, lives.
July 23, 2018 | 1:25 pm EDT Update
The Raptors certainly want to try and convince Leonard to stay, and they have a story to tell — about their team, their organization, and their city/country that is unique among NBA franchises. Maybe Leonard and Kyle Lowry hit it off off the floor the way Lowry and DeMar DeRozan did. Maybe Toronto’s legendary Director of Sports Science, Alex McKechnie — who has worked wonders with NBA players for two-plus decades — gets in front of him and finds something that works to rapidly improve Leonard’s quad.
Trading a four-time All-Star, even for a top-five player (when healthy), is not a guarantee of success, and is a bigger gamble when Leonard made his geographic preferences going forward clear. But Leonard is that good, and he just turned 27.