The 2021 Western Conference Finals between the Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Clippers were pretty intense and very fun to watch.
In the end, the Suns would be triumphant, leading to them taking on – and falling to – the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals.
It also had a very humorous Kawhi Leonard moment too.
"Kawhi Leonard going crazy!"
Mike Breen gets it🤣 pic.twitter.com/AXVSMXjzeM
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In the midst of the third quarter of Game 4, the Clippers were attempting to close the gap and take the lead.
George shot a very important bucket and got them even closer to that goal.
Announcer Mike Breen was riveted by the play and called out Leonard, who sat in the stands watching due to injury.
Leonard, looking as quiet and frankly glum as always, was “going crazy” according to a sarcastic Breen.
It was a great little joke from Breen and another instance of nothing penetrating Leonard’s cold demeanor.
You can count the number of times Leonard has appeared fired up on one hand.
The most notable instance of him seeming enthused was when he scored the wild three-point buzzer-beater against the Philadelphia 76ers while guiding his Toronto Raptors to their Finals victory.
Usually, Leonard is remarkably calm, quiet, and collected.
That doesn’t mean he’s a bad player – far from it.
He’s easily one of the most talented players in the league, he’s just not into being showy or flashy in any way.
He is focused on the game and only the game.
Now he’s about to bring that sort of personality and drive back to the Clippers after more than a year away.
He might not say a lot but Leonard’s talent does.