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GIFs / Nov 12, 2014 / 3:45 pm

GIF: Kawhi Leonard Packs It On Klay Thompson

Klay Thompson, Kawhi Leonard

San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard and Golden State’s Klay Thompson have a lot in common. Both came out in the 2011 NBA Draft; both have a hard “K” in their forename; both have exceeded expectations since getting drafted (No. 11 for Klay and No. 15 for Kawhi), and both are elite on each side of the ball. Last night, during a slow-moving fast break for the Spurs, Kawhi even jamed it on Klay. Read More »

2015 Free Agency, GIFs, Latest News / Nov 11, 2014 / 11:45 am

Kawhi Leonard: “I’m Pretty Sure I’ll Be In A Spurs Jersey For My Whole Life”

Kawhi Leonard, Blake Griffin

Picture Kawhi Leonard in anything but the silver and black of the Borg-like Spurs. We bet you can’t — unless you’re a Lakers fan unwilling to embrace reality (Leonard is allergic to the Hollywood glitz and glam). That’s why San Antonio’s decision not to offer the 2014 NBA Finals MVP an extension by the Oct. 31 deadline was so hard to comprehend. But Leonard knows what the Spurs are doing, and — after leading them to a 89-85 win at Staples Center last night — he made it clear he’s not likely to go anywhere in restricted free agency next summer. Read More »

NBA / Nov 11, 2014 / 1:30 am

Video: Kawhi Leonard Rips Chris Paul’s Crossover In Crunch-Time

Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul

Plays like this are why Kawhi Leonard is so valuable to the San Antonio Spurs despite impaired vision. And even better, he certainly didn’t shoot like he couldn’t see tonight against the Los Angeles Clippers. The reigning Finals MVP scored 26 points (10-18 FGs) in the champs’ 89-85 come-from-behind victory at Staples Center, and made the game’s key defensive play by ripping Chris Paul’s dribble from a near standstill when the home team trailed by three with with under a minute remaining. Read More »

Latest News / Nov 9, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Kawhi Leonard Says Vision Is Still Hampered By Preseason Eye Infection

Kawhi Leonard

We’ve never played in a NBA game, but imagine that compromised vision would be even more of a hindrance against the greatest defenders in the world than it is while running pick-up at the local rec center. Recent play of the San Antonio Spurs’ Kawhi Leonard confirms that assumption. Struggling since his return from a preseason eye infection, the reigning Finals MVP says he’s still suffering the effects of his illness. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 31, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Report: Spurs & Kawhi Leonard Unlikely To Reach Extension By Deadline

Kawhi Leonard, Peter Holt

Spurs wing and 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard was the No. 15 pick in the 2011 Draft. So he’s due an extension before tonight’s midnight deadline. According to league sources, ESPN’s Marc Stein reports the Spurs and Leonard are unlikely to agree on a new deal and he’ll become a restricted free agent in the summer of 2015. Read More »

Video / Oct 28, 2014 / 8:30 pm

Watch San Antonio Spurs Receive Championship Rings, Raise Banner

Spurs Championship Rings

Spurs Championship Rings (photo. Spurs.com)

The San Antonio Spurs open their title defense against the Dallas Mavericks tonight. Before they can get to business of this season, though, they had a final chance to reflect on their crowning achievement of the last one. Watch the Spurs raise a fifth championship banner, receive championship rings, and get a detailed look at San Antonio’s bling. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 28, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Kawhi Leonard’s Sick New Jordan Brand Logo Is Based On “The Klaw”

Kawhi Leonard

If this is the year Kawhi Leonard truly becomes a superstar, a signature logo for the reigning Finals MVP was released just in time. Riffing on the notoriously giant hands of the precocious San Antonio Spurs wing, Jordan Brand came up with a slick new symbol that will serve as Leonard’s calling card going forward. Read More »

Smack / Oct 27, 2014 / 9:00 am

Report: Kawhi Leonard Seeks Max Extension, But No Progress In Spurs Talks

Kawhi Leonard

Tim Duncan famously signed for less than he could command on the open market a few years back in an attempt to free up more room for the Spurs to get him some help. Conversely, 2014 NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard, who will be a restricted free agent next summer if he doesn’t sign an extension by Friday, is looking for a max extension. According to Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, no agreement has been reached and the sides haven’t made any progress during talks in recent weeks. Read More »

NBA / Oct 25, 2014 / 6:30 pm

Gregg Popovich On Spurs’ 2-5 Preseason After Loss Last Night: “We Look Very Poor”

Gregg Popovich

The defending champion San Antonio Spurs haven’t had the best preseason. They’re 2-5 after losing at in-state rivals Houston last night, 96-87, and their pithy coach didn’t pull any punches when asked how they’re coming together for Tuesday’s regular season opener in Dallas. “We look very poor,” Gregg Popovich told the San Antonio Express News‘ Jeff McDonald. Read More »

Latest News / Oct 19, 2014 / 12:45 pm

Report: Kawhi Leonard May Miss Start Of Regular Season With Eye Infection

Kawhi Leonard

This is awful news. An infection in Kawhi Leonard‘s right eye that’s kept him out of all but one preseason game has spread to his left eye and he’ll miss the rest of the preseason. His return for the start of the regular season against Dallas (Oct. 28) is now in jeopardy. Leonard played 29 minutes in San Antonio’s preseason opener in Berlin, but afterwards complained about an eye infection when the team arrived in Istabul for their second overseas game. He hasn’t played since. Read More »