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Hoping to “paint it into existence,” Southern California-based artist Gustavo Zermeño Jr. painted a Kawhi Leonard Lakers mural on the Venice Boardwalk this weekend.

The mural was painted onto the side of the Pizzaoki restaurant on the Venice Boardwalk, and it featured a clever pun: “Kawhi not?”

The Los Angeles Lakers have a free-agency meeting set up with Leonard, and reportedly former President and team legend Magic Johnson is going to be part of that meeting.

Leonard, of course, is being pursued by all the top teams with money to spend this summer in free agency. There is talk that he may be trying to team up with Kevin Durant in the Big Apple, and of course his own Toronto Raptors will get a crack to keep him in the fold.

We should not have to wait much longer to find out the answer to the “Kawhi not?” conundrum.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.