Protesters slammed the NBA for caving to China.
“And I’m including the time the Toronto Raptors mascot tried to skate down the stairs and fell flat on his face."
The NBA champion, now a free agent, teared up while speaking in front of a crowd in Taiwan.
Leonard is coming off an all-time NBA playoff run that saw him lead the Toronto Raptors to Canada’s first NBA title.
President Donald Trump said last week that he was considering hosting the Toronto Raptors. But Green said his team would likely rebuff the invitation.
They missed crucial parts of the NBA Finals because of the late night comedian.
"I should enjoy and I should embrace it, and I'm not going to shy away from being able to celebrate that," Lin told the "Off The Pill" podcast of the Toronto Raptors' win.
The popular guard pulled off the quick transition at the NBA title celebration in Toronto.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in attendance at the celebration for the NBA champions when the shots rang out near Nathan Phillips Square.
The point guard became the first Asian American player to take home a ring.