TAG: Kawhi Leonard

NBA Draft / Jun 26, 2014 / 2:30 pm

2014 Draftees TJ Warren And Jerami Grant Could Be The Next Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

As we count down the final hours until the 2014 NBA draft, the doubt that existed about last year’s draft class – arguably one of the worst in league history – simply doesn’t exist this time around. What I can promise you about this year’s crop of prospects is that it will bring the excitement back to the NBA draft. As almost anyone who follows basketball will know, this class is loaded with young talent and star power. We’ve seen how high Zach LaVine can jump after many questioned his decision to leave school early, and will likely see 18 year-old phenoms Aaron Gordon and Dante Exum get drafted as top-10 picks. Read More »

NBA / Jun 18, 2014 / 3:15 pm

Kawhi Leonard Talks Increased Expectations & Contract Extension

Kawhi Leonard

It’s been a surreal couple of days for Kawhi Leonard. He was named Finals MVP, his teammates paid tribute to him on the podium, and now all everybody wants to talk about is how he’s ready to become the next superstar in this league. Well, almost everyone. Yesterday, Leonard spoke about the increased expectations and his potential contract extension this summer with the Spurs. Read More »

NBA / Jun 18, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Why The Champion Spurs Are Impossible To Duplicate

Tim Duncan

The 2013-2014 NBA Champion San Antonio Spurs made you believe. In experience, in persistence, in togetherness, in quality depth, in pounding the rock, in the value of adhering to a strict set of organizational ideals from top-to-bottom. More than anything, these Spurs just made you believe in basketball. Not just any brand of basketball, either, but this amazing game as it was explicitly meant to be played. There’s never been anything like it, and unless they can somehow repeat it over the next couple years, there never will be again. Read More »

GIFs / Jun 17, 2014 / 2:45 pm

Video: The Top 10 Dunks Of The 2014 NBA Finals

Chris Bosh, Manu Ginobili

The Spurs were supposed to be too old to hang with the athletic Heat, but when we look back at the lopsided 2014 NBA Finals, we see instances where Kawhi Leonard asserted his own dominance in the air. Plus, Manu Ginobili got up and Tim Duncan also even turned back the clock for one emphatic flush. Which dunk will be No. 1? Read More »

We Reminisce / Jun 16, 2014 / 8:00 pm

Tony Gwynn Passes Away At 54; We Remember His Basketball Career

Tony Gwynn

Former San Diego Padres star and Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn passed away today at the age of 54 after battling cancer for the past several years. He’ll be remembered as one of the best hitters in the history of Major League Baseball. That part of his sports story, you probably already know. We’re here to tell you about the other part, the one involving his basketball career and how he was drafted by an NBA team. Read More »

Twitter / Jun 16, 2014 / 2:00 pm

The NBA Reacts On Twitter To Spurs Title Win

Tim Duncan

After the Spurs clinched the title last night, folks from around the NBA reacted to their victory on Twitter. Here’s a roundup of our favorite tweets from last night. Read More »

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 »