TAG: Kawhi Leonard

NBA / Jan 16, 2015 / 1:45 pm

Kawhi Leonard Likely To Play Versus Blazers

Kawhi Leonard

It speaks volumes of the San Antonio Spurs’ overall quality that they’ve been able to stay afloat in the Western Conference despite a deluge of injuries over the season’s first half. And that it’s on the verge of full health, perhaps Gregg Popovich’s team can regain the form unequaled that makes them defending champions. After missing the past 15 games with a torn ligament in his shooting hand, reigning Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard will likely play on Friday versus the Portland Trail Blazers. Read More »

Smack / Jan 13, 2015 / 10:15 am

Video: Kawhi’s Stone Face After Prez Obama Cracks Bonner Blogging Joke

Kawhi Leonard, Tony Parker, Marco Bellinelli, President Barack Obama

Yesterday the Spurs visited the White House to accept congratulations from President Barack Obama after winning the 2014 NBA Finals — the most lopsided win in NBA Finals history. Obama gave a speech, naturally, and even mentioned the Red Mamba’s sandwich blogging side gig. But even a Presidential zinger couldn’t get Kawhi Leonard to crack a smile. Read More »

Latest News / Jan 4, 2015 / 12:00 pm

Gregg Popovich Says Kawhi Leonard Is “Weeks” Away From A Return

Kawhi Leonard

It appears that Gregg Popovich – shocker! – was right about the extent of Kawhi Leonard’s right hand injury. 12 days after player and coach offered drastically disparate timelines on the reigning Finals MVP’s prospective return to the floor, Popovich said that Leonard is still “weeks” away from playing again. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 25, 2014 / 11:15 am

Kevin Durant Will Miss Today’s Game Versus Spurs

Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard

Here’s your Christmas lump of coal: Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant is out of today’s game against the San Antonio Spurs with a sprained right ankle. Read More »

Latest News / Dec 23, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Kawhi Leonard Out Indefinitely; Popovich Calls Injury “Very Problematic”

Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich

Kawhi Leonard seemed unconcerned when he was diagnosed with a torn ligament in his right hand last week. The reigning Finals MVP even said that he “should be back soon” – simply once swelling subsided. But Gregg Popovich isn’t so sure. Before his team beat the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday night, the San Antonio Spurs coach said his young star’s injury is “very problematic” and that Leonard’s assessment of his recovery is inaccurate. Read More »

GIFs / Dec 15, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Video: Kawhi Leonard Goes For 18 Points, 8 Boards, 4 Dimes, 5 Steals, 6 Blocks

Kawhi Leonard

What can’t Kawhi Leonard do on a basketball court? We’re not exactly sure, and neither are the Denver Nuggets. In a truly dominant all-around performance, watch the reigning Finals MVP go for 18 points, eight rebounds, four assists, five steals, and six blocks in the San Antonio Spurs’ 99-91 win over the Nuggets on Sunday. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Dec 2, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Video: Kawhi Leonard Leads Spurs Over Sixers

Kawhi Leonard, Brandon Davies

The defending champion Spurs were taking on the lowly 76ers last night, but they were missing Tony Parker (ribs) and Tim Duncan (old). It didn’t really matter, though, as Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 26 points and snatched 11 rebounds in the 109-103 win. Read More »

NBA / Nov 23, 2014 / 9:59 pm

Kawhi Leonard Says He’s, “Still Not 100 Percent”

Kawhi Leonard, Joe Johnson

After Friday night’s 121-92 victory over the Timberwolves, Spurs wing and 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard said the conjunctivitis that kept him out of every preseason game but one, plus San Antonio’s first game of the regular season, is still affecting his vision. He says he’s still not 100 percent, and it’s unclear when it’s effects on his vision subside. Read More »

Video / Nov 19, 2014 / 4:00 pm

Watch Kawhi Leonard Actually Grin In The New Spurs H-E-B Commercials

Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills, Kawhi Leonard

If you’re not familiar, H-E-B is a privately owned grocery chain based in San Antonio, Texas. The Spurs, naturally, are a perfect for their ad campaigns, and a new set recently debuted featuring Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard and Patty Mills. In a couple of them, Kawhi even cracks a smile (!!), and we get to see more of Duncan’s deadpan delivery. Read More »

GIFs, NBA / Nov 15, 2014 / 11:45 am

GIFs: Kawhi Leonard Flat-Out Rips Jeremy Lin On Successive Possessions

Kawhi Leonard

Jeremy Lin must not watch game film. Just a few days removed from swiping Chris Paul’s dribble to help seal a crunch-time win, Kawhi Leonard was back to his thieving antics last night. Watch the San Antonio Spurs’ Finals MVP rip the ball from Lin on successive possessions in his team’s 93-80 win over the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Friday. Read More »