San Antonio Spurs superstar forward Kawhi Leonard has improved immensely and is still growing into the potential many saw in him years ago.
Leonard’s uncanny ability to impact games on both sides of the court has catapulted his status in the eyes of many including one surprising legend.
There was a time when Kevin Durant alluded to Leonard as a “system player” but he has long shaken away the notion that he excelled early in his career just because he played under coach Gregg Popovich.
Not only did Leonard develop into a player that other teams fear and game plan for, but he convinced Durant and more recently His Airness, Michael Jordan, that he’s one of the best in the game today.
A video surfaced on Spurs Uncensored where Jordan, during his Flight School camp, answered the question, “Can Kawhi score on Kawhi”? A question posed in a recent Jordan Brand commercial.
“I would assume not. He’s a great player. He’s probably the best in the game. He is the best two-way player in the game right now.”
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Posted by SPURS Uncensored on Tuesday, August 1, 2017
That’s high praise coming from an ultra-competitive legend and the GOAT himself, who still believes Lavar Ball couldn’t beat him even if Jordan played one-legged in a game of one-on-one.
The Klaw, who is also a Jordan Brand athlete has improved every year of his six seasons in the league finishing last season with career highs of 25.5 points, 3.5 assists, and 5.8 rebounds, remaining as a top three MVP candidate throughout the year, leading the team to another 60-win season.
Kawhi Leonard has also netted himself a Finals MVP and 2 consecutive Defensive Player of the Year awards including finishing third in the voting last season.