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SportsDeath of Kawhi's father gave him added perspective on life

07:13  13 june  2019
07:13  13 june  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Kawhi Leonard is drinking alcohol and eating desserts after winning title

Kawhi Leonard is drinking alcohol and eating desserts after winning title Kawhi Leonard is drinking alcohol and eating desserts after winning title

^ "The Island of Kawhi : Leonard gives second wind to Spurs' dynasty". Sports Illustrated. "Shooting death of his father drives Riverside King' s Leonard". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 21, 2011.

Anything I give to your father now would simply be prolonging his death .” So we waited. It could well be, for example, that my father would actually have wanted his death to be prolonged: he certainly clung on to life with a tenacity that startled my sister and me.

Death of Kawhi's father gave him added perspective on life© Noah Graham / National Basketball Association / Getty

Kawhi Leonard spoke about the loss of his father when he was 16 years old Wednesday and how the adversity has added perspective to his life.

"I think it just gave me a sense and feel that life and basketball are two different things and just really enjoy your time and moments," Leonard told reporters, including Yahoo Sports' William Lou.

Although the Toronto Raptors are a win away from claiming their first-ever NBA championship, the 2014 Finals MVP knows at the end of the day, it's just basketball.

"Just go out there and have fun," he said. "These are going to be the best years of my life, playing this game. Being 27, this young, you shouldn't be stressing in life about things that really don't matter.

Raptors coach Nick Nurse expects a better game from Kawhi Leonard on Sunday

Raptors coach Nick Nurse expects a better game from Kawhi Leonard on Sunday TORONTO — The Toronto Raptors beat defending champion Golden State in Game 1 despite an off night for superstar Kawhi Leonard. The Warriors threw the kitchen sink of defence at Leonard, who shot just 5-for-14 for 23 points in the Raptors' 118-109 victory. Raptors coach Nick Nurse expects a different game from his star in Game 2 on Sunday. "I'm expecting him to play a lot better tomorrow," Nurse said. Leonard, who missed all but nine games last season with San Antonio because of a quadriceps injury, appeared to be limping at times during Game 1.

Thoughts on Death of Father . The death of someone close to us leave us shocked with grief. We cannot understand how one minute this person was Human beings have been cognizant of eternal life since the beginning of time. Every culture has its own traditions about death and reincarnation.

In answering questions about life after death , we are left with only two sources to consult. Either we turn to human experience or we turn to the Word of God. If we turn to human experience, we find many guesses, many ideas, many theories—but no sure answers.

"As long as your family is healthy, you're able to see the people that you love and you're able to walk, run, (and) you're not injured."

Leonard is having a historic postseason run. He's averaging 30.9 points on 49.2 percent shooting from the floor while adding 9.2 boards, four assists, and 1.7 steals per contest across 23 playoff appearances.

Leonard's series-clinching shot in the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Philadelphia 76ers was the first-ever buzzer-beater in a Game 7 in NBA history. Most recently, the 27-year-old joined Michael Jordan as the only other player to score at least 35 points without turning over the ball in an NBA Finals game.

History is on the line again in Game 6 when the championship series resumes Thursday at Oracle Arena.

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