According to all accounts, Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers is a friendly guy.
He just doesn’t smile that much.
Therefore, any image of him looking joyful is celebrated and shared by NBA fans.
And any image of him looking happy and healthy is celebrated even more.
According to ClutchPoints, the Clippers posted a picture of Leonard putting up shots at the team’s practice facility, with a pretty big smile on his face.
Fans of the team were elated to see him in such good spirits.
Kawhi Leonard is all smiles at the Clippers practice facility 😁
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) September 25, 2023
The responses to this picture were mostly ones of happiness and even a bit of shock.
“Someone frame this ultra rare card,” one user said.
Someone frame this ultra rare card.
— John Kim (@JohnKim_24) September 26, 2023
Others were just happy to see Leonard healthy again.
He played 52 games last season and was only able to participate in two postseason games because of yet another injury that sidelined him.
Fans are very hopeful that he will remain healthy all season long in 2023-24.
welcome back king!
— imghut (@imgrpost) September 25, 2023
Some people aren’t convinced that will happen.
There are plenty of fans who believe that Leonard will again come up short and be forced to sit on the sidelines.
“About to make big time money playing 30 games this upcoming season smiles,” one user tweeted.
About to make big time money playing 30 games this upcoming season smile.
— Algenis Gómez (@MacanitaRD) September 25, 2023
Others said that Leonard is aware that he’s about to get injured again soon and is just enjoying his time on the court until then.
He knows he is about to get injured 😂😂😂
— Jose Matos (@therealjrmatos) September 26, 2023
It has been a few years since Leonard has played a full season.
With new NBA rules in effect, he may be forced to suit up more often unless his team wants to be fined.
Right now, he is looking healthy – and happy – and ready to play.
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