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13:00  14 may  2019
13:00  14 may  2019 Source:   thestar.com

Kawhi Leonard’s body language after Game 3 loss sparks concern

Kawhi Leonard’s body language after Game 3 loss sparks concern The body language of Kawhi Leonard after the Toronto Raptors’ 116-95 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Thursday sparked some fan reactions. Leonard’s Raptors were beaten thoroughly, trailing almost from beginning to end. It really got away in the fourth quarter as Philly cruised to a 21-point victory. The Sixers now lead the series, 2-1. When Leonard sat down for his post-game press conference, he looked exhausted and defeated. Kawhi's body language speaks volumes pic.twitter.

WHY IS HE SO QUIET? The Kawhi Leonard Story I think I may have a legit reasoning for Kawhi Leonard 's laid back peronality. Enjoy the video! Intro Song

Kawhi Anthony Leonard (/kəˈwaɪ/, born June 29, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Leonard played two seasons of college basketball for the San Diego State Aztecs

In a dark time, Kawhi Leonard is the hero we need© Rick Madonik Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard celebrates after his shot drops to win Game 7 against the Philadelphia 76ers.

We needed that. In the year of no spring, at a time when our leaders seem to be giving up on the future itself, in the grey days after yet another Maple Leafs let-down, we needed a hero.

Kawhi Leonard is that hero.

We’ll be replaying The Shot for years to come, savouring every bounce of the buzzer-beater to beat all buzzer-beaters. Thousands of words have been spilled describing it, with thousands more to follow. For us, we’ll just endorse the reaction of the great LeBron James: “!! !! !! !! !! !! !!”

Now, our expert colleagues in the sports department tell us, it gets harder. Maybe too hard for these Raptors. They’re off to Milwaukee on Wednesday and the Bucks are beasts, led by the Greek phenom Giannis Antetokounmpo. Just spelling his name is a workout in itself.

Kawhi Leonard had unintentionally funny post-game interview

Kawhi Leonard had unintentionally funny post-game interview First Kawhi Leonard impressed fans with a stellar performance in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday night against the Milwaukee Bucks. Then he amused us with his unintentionally funny post-game interview with TNT’s Kristen Ledlow. The Toronto Raptors star gave some very literal answers to Ledlow’s questions, ones you wouldn’t expect. [email protected] caught up with Kawhi after the @Raptors win 105-99 and take the series lead in Milwaukee! #NBAPlayoffspic.twitter.

Who is this Kawhi Leonard ? Kawhi ’s childhood was not an easy one. From early tragedies to missing tryouts A hero is someone who is humble, selfless and hard-working. Being selfless means thinking of Kawhi doesn’t always want all of the attention, sometimes he finds better ways to spend his time .

Kawhi Leonard ’s highlight-reel sequence at the end of Monday’s game. Leonard ’s time in the The most remarkable thing about Leonard is that he’s putting up these numbers as the reigning If the Washington Wizards continue to win, John Wall could rightfully emerge as a dark horse.

But never mind. That’s for tomorrow. For now we celebrate the artistry of Leonard, along with the grittiness of Kyle Lowry and the determination of Serge Ibaka, who came up big in Game 7.

We applaud the vision of Masai Ujiri and the rest of Raptor management, who stripped down the team last year and rebuilt it from scratch. Barring an utter collapse over the next week (and we know that won’t happen), their gamble has paid off.

The Raptors have made a special place for themselves in the hearts of Torontonians. You don’t have to be a sociologist to see how different a Raptor crowd is from a Leafs or Argos crowd. Basketball is a world game, and this is the team of all Toronto, of the inclusive city we keep telling ourselves we want to be.

Right now they’re writing a great new chapter. And the lead character is a hero who came along at just the right moment.

Kawhi Leonard was worth it, even if he leaves the Raptors.
That shot against the 76ers forever cements his Toronto legacy even if he departs this summer. Anyone who thinks that Kawhi Leonard will stay with the Toronto Raptors this summer because of that mind-blowing, buzzer-beating, game-winning jumper at the end of Game 7 on Sunday doesn’t really understand that Kawhi Leonard doesn’t follow the plot all that well. Kawhi is a legend in spite of going completely off script as a superstar.

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