He has averaged 19.2 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 2.9 assists during his career and is a five-time All-Star.
He’s also won two Defensive Player of the Year awards and two Finals MVP awards – along with claiming two championship rings as well, with the San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors.
Despite being such a huge name in the game, few people know much about the famously-quiet Leonard.
He is known to be tight-lipped to the point of seeming grumpy.
Michael Jordan and Kawhi Leonard. 👀🔥
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That didn’t seem to be the case with NBA legend Michael Jordan, who caught up with Leonard at last weekend’s All-Star Game.
Leonard was all smiles with Jordan, showing off a side of himself that hardly anyone else ever sees.
Leonard’s Last Laugh
Seeing Leonard smile was a big deal for NBA fans because it’s a sight that is so rarely on display.
Even though he has so much success within the league, he hardly ever speaks above a whisper and – aside from in clutch time – never seems to be very emotional or fired up.
But even if he never talks or smiles, Leonard has to be very happy with how things are going for him.
He is consistently considered one of the best players in the NBA.
Because of his clutch time skills, his abilities on both sides of the court, and his immense physical power, few people come close to Leonard.
Sadly, he’s sitting out this season with the Clippers due to injury but when he’s back, the team will once again be in contention to claim the Western Conference and maybe even the NBA Finals too.
In that case, Leonard might not be smiling but Clippers fans will be.