The NBA regular season is about to end. There are certain teams who have clinched playoff spots already while others are still trying to make a run for it. The San Antonio Spurs made the history books as they have entered the playoffs for the 20th consecutive time.
San Antonio Spurs probably has the greatest system ever created for the game. The main goal of their system is to get everybody involved, regardless if it is an offensive or defensive play. NBA legends considered San Antonio Spurs as a well-oiled machine team. However, despite this system, it also needs a driving force or a leader. Tim Duncan has been the catalyst of the Spurs before and right now, Kawhi Leonard takes the center stage.
The Klaw Has Been Unleashed
Kawhi Leonard is a silent assassin, to say the least. The product of San Diego State University is regarded as the most efficient two-way player in the NBA right now. Although Kawhi is not getting enough recognition due to his silent demeanor. Kawhi Leonard’s number speaks for itself. Leonard was known as a defensive player when he entered the league. But with the help of four future Hall of Famers(Popovich, Duncan, Ginobili and Parker), Kawhi Leonard expanded his game.
Kawhi Leonard already accomplished numerous feat in a short span of time. Leonard is a multiple NBA All-Star, 2x Defensive Player of the Year, NBA Finals MVP and NBA Champion. Currently, Kawhi Leonard is in the discussion of this year's Most Valuable Player award. The biggest edge of Kawhi compared to other MVP contenders such as Westbrook, Harden, and LeBron would be his relentlessness on the defensive end. The versatile forward is not interested in being the spotlight. Multiple NBA players are mystified with Kawhi’s persona and wisely uses it to his advantage.