The 2022-23 NBA season might end up belonging to the Los Angeles Clippers.
That’s what the fans are hoping for, anyway, because things have really come together for the squad over the last few months.
First of all, Paul George is finally healthy again and ready to ball.
Meanwhile, the team just added John Wall, who is prepared to prove himself again after a year on the bench.
And, finally, Kawhi Leonard is healed and about to re-enter the league after a year of rehabbing from injury.
KAWHI's middle-finger block on Murray's dunk attempt was 2 years ago today!
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) September 7, 2022
Leonard will be the most important part of the team because he has long been one of the greatest players in the league.
Fans of the Clippers fondly remember a monster block from Leonard during the Orlando Bubble playoffs.
Leonard stopped Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets from making a shot, using his middle finger to stop the ball and reject it.
It was a ridiculous block unlike any other but it was also genuine, typical Leonard.
What Kawhi Brings
He’s a terrific shooter, passer, and blocker – Leonard brings so much to the game.
The team was hurting without him and it was obvious they needed their star player to get far into the playoffs.
Not only will the Clippers get Leonard and his skills back this season, but they will also get George and Wall too.
This all spells good news for the Clippers and bad news for the rest of the West.
Sure enough, there are many betting on the Clippers being the top team in the Western Conference and even making the Finals.
If they do, there is no doubt it’ll be because of the return of Leonard and all that he brings.