TAG: Kawhi Leonard

GIFs / Jun 16, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Watch The Spurs Give “HAND” Salute As Kawhi Leonard Accepts Finals MVP Trophy

Kawhi Leonard, Bill Russell

Kawhi Leonard is as soft-spoken as they come. Whether this is premeditated to present an air of mystery or a real discomfort with the limelight, Kawhi is now a star after becoming the youngest player since Magic Johnson to win the Bill Russell NBA Finals MVP Award, which means he’s permanently in the public’s eye. His teammates showed their appreciation for the ascending star by holding up a single hand during the trophy presentation, commemorating some of the biggest hands in the entire Association. Read More »

Smack, Twitter / Jun 16, 2014 / 12:15 pm

Kevin Durant Would Take Paul George Over 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George

The San Antonio Spurs have won a fifth NBA Championship in 47 seasons. The win was fueled — in a large part — by upcoming star Kawhi Leonard who became the youngest Bill Russell Finals MVP since Magic Johnson won a pair — in 1980 and 1982 — before turning 23. Despite Kawhi’s ascension, it seems 2014 regular season MVP Kevin Durant responded negatively to a tweet claiming Kawhi was a superior player to Paul George. Read More »

NBA / Jun 16, 2014 / 10:30 am

Video: The Full Spurs Championship Ceremony

San Antonio Spurs, Larry O'Brien Trophy

The San Antonio Spurs are your 2014 NBA Champions, so check out commissioner Adam Silver performing his first championship ceremony as he hands over the Larry O’Brien Trophy to Spurs owner Peter Holt, general manager R.C. Buford, coach Gregg Popovich and the amazing Spurs players covered in champagne. The best-run franchise in the NBA has added another piece of hardware to their trophy case. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 15, 2014 / 11:06 pm

Spurs Win 2014 NBA Finals; Kawhi Leonard Wins MVP

Kawhi Leonard, Adam Silver

The better team won. Going into the 2014 NBA Finals, many conceded the Spurs — with their league-leading bench — were the better team, but the Heat had the best player in LeBron James. The Spurs team proved far superior than the lone brilliance of James, defeating the Heat four games to one with Sunday night’s 104-87 victory in Game 5 to claim the NBA Finals that slipped out of their fingers last year. Read More »

NBA / Jun 13, 2014 / 4:45 pm

If Spurs Clinch On Sunday, It Will Be Bittersweet For Kawhi Leonard

LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Chris Bosh

The Spurs have been dominant during the past two games in Miami, and Kawhi Leonard has played a huge part in both of their blowout wins. After scoring just 18 points in the first two games of the series, he put up 29 points in Game 3 and was the best player on the court in last night’s win. The Spurs are now up 3-1 in the series and have a chance to clinch on Sunday, which is also Father’s Day. If they do, it will be bittersweet for the Spurs forward after what happened six years prior. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 12, 2014 / 10:57 pm

GIF: Kawhi Leonard Skies For Two-Handed Putback Flush

Kawhi Leonard

The Spurs had another spectacular first half in Game 4, stretching their lead on Miami to 19 before the break. After another beautiful display of ball movement from Popovich’s bunch, a Patty Mills corner three-pointer actually drew iron and bounced high in the air. Except, nobody put a body on Kawhi Loenard as he came through the lane untouched to jump and flush the two-handed jam. Read More »

NBA / Jun 11, 2014 / 10:45 am

Video: Kawhi Leonard’s Career High In Game 3

Kawhi Leonard, Gregg Popovich

Kawhi Leonard, that soft-spoken 22-year-old out of San Diego State University, scored a career-high 29 points in San Antonio’s Game 3 win. He was unstoppable in the first quarter as the Spurs set the tone for a dominating win and Kawhi rose to the occasion after two subpar games to start the series. Read More »

Video / Jun 11, 2014 / 1:11 am

Spurs Set NBA Record With Blazing First-Half Shooting; Take 2-1 Series Lead

Danny Green, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Boris Diaw

Danny Green, Tim Duncan, Kawhi Leonard, Boris Diaw (Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)

The San Antonio Spurs were on fire in a first half when they set numerous NBA Finals records while jumping out to a 71-50 lead. They connected on 25 of their 33 attempts from the field for an NBA-record 75.8 field goal percentage including a ridiculous 13-for-15 (86.7 percent) performance in the first period for the most gruesome throttling by a road team since the 1996 Bulls took a 21-point first-half lead in Seattle. Read More »

NBA / Jun 11, 2014 / 12:03 am

Video: Kawhi Leonard Smash On Chris Andersen

Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard set the tone for the San Antonio Spurs’ record-setting performance from the opening tip in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. He scored 16 points in the first quarter — after 18 points combined in the first two games of the series — on an array of difficult shots, including a trio of makes from beyond the arc. The only thing missing for Leonard was a poster-worthy dunk. As the Miami Heat tried to mount a comeback in the fourth quarter, he finally got the type of dunk for which he’s become famous. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 8, 2014 / 9:16 pm

GIF: LeBron James Dunks Over Duncan & Leonard

Tiago Splitter, LeBron James

Over halfway through the first quarter of Game 2 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James was scoreless. He’d taken three shots and made several forays to the paint, but the length and quickness of the San Antonio Spurs had made James’ time difficult. Then he beat Kawhi Leonard off the dribble, elevated over Tim Duncan, and made us quickly forget about any lingering effects of the cramps he suffered in Game 1. Read More »