Kawhi Leonard is a man of few words.
The Los Angeles Clippers superstar forward is not going to lavish himself with praise or go into detailed accounts of certain plays. He also barely shows any emotion on the court. The two-time NBA Finals MVP only cares about playing basketball and winning, and that's what you want from the face of your franchise.
Therefore, it wasn't surprising to hear Leonard talk about his incredible poster dunk on Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis and game-saving block on Kemba Walker in the most nondescript way possible after the Clippers' 107-104 overtime victory Wednesday night.
We knew it was coming, but it was still pretty funny. Take a look in the video below:
Clippers’ Kawhi Leonard goes full monotone to describe blow-by-blow his poster dunk on Daniel Theis and game-sealing block: “What do you want me to say? Patrick threw me the ball, I took two dribbles into the paint and tried to jump high and dunk the basketball.” pic.twitter.com/tKkwC7REmZ— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) November 21, 2019
Never change, Kawhi.
If Leonard won't give his dunk the love it deserves, we'll help him out. It was a sensational slam and gave the Staples Center crowd a huge jolt during a critical time in the fourth quarter. In Theis' defense, he made a strong effort to contest the dunk and didn't make what is known as a "business decision" to avoid being on the highlight reel.
OH MY, KAWHI 😱 pic.twitter.com/CGquW75DsR— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 21, 2019
Leonard's game-sealing block on Walker in the final seconds of overtime was a fantastic defensive display. But even after making the play of the game, the superstar forward barely showed any emotion, although we did a get a small clap.
The Clippers are an elite defensive team, and that starts with their two best players -- Leonard and Paul George. If these two superstars are healthy come playoff time, it's going to be tough to beat L.A. in a seven-game series. We should't forget, however, that the Celtics gave the Clippers a heck of a fight in a performance that should give instill a lot of confidence in this young Boston squad.
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