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“Kawhi Leonard is Very Funny”: Jamal Crawford Claims The Klaw Has Top-Notch Sense of Humor

Nithin Joseph

"Kawhi Leonard is Very Funny": Jamal Crawford Claims The Klaw Has Top-Notch Sense of Humor

Kawhi Leonard is one of the most recognizable figures in the NBA. The two-time champion is known as one of the top players in the league. In particular for his stellar defense, killer mid-range, and solid overall game. But, off the court is what makes him most intriguing.

Most NBA superstars gain notoriety in one of three ways. Either through their game, their social media presence, or a healthy mix of both. Well in Kawhi’s case, while his game is amazing, the man has zero to little social media presence. Not to mention, his personality and character more often than not come across as incredibly dry.

In fact, there have been plenty of times when his personality has been likened to that of a cyborg. However, that’s because no one really knows him. And, according to Jamal Crawford, who is a good friend of his, The Klaw is hilarious.

Jamal Crawford claims Kawhi Leonard is a very funny person with a great sense of humor

Over the years, Kawhi Leonard has gained quite a reputation for himself. His status as a Top-15 player aside, The Klaw is known for his somewhat “dry” personality. A narrative that stems from his lack of interaction online and with the media.

However, this is far from the truth for those he is close with, like Jamal Crawford. J Crossover has been friends with Kawhi for quite some time now. And, on the Dan Patrick Show, he revealed that the former two-time Defensive Player of the Year is a very funny person.

“He’s an unbelievable guy. Very funny. He’s very talkative, very fun, and very normal. So, if you go to Kawhi’s Twitter right, I’m one of six people he follows. From way back in the day. It’s crazy…it’s like Wingstop, Jordan, and me. It’s like…it’s crazy because I’ve known him for a long time. And, he’s been the same…he’s always been very about his business, about getting better, and very funny! He’s always been very funny!”

To be honest, no matter what Crawford says, it’s always difficult to associate the word funny with Kawhi Leonard. But, then again, he did have a hilariously viral moment a few years back.

Kawhi went viral after his infectious laugh became a meme in 2018

In 2018, Kawhi Leonard left the San Antonio Spurs for a one-year stint in Toronto with the Raptors. And while it is a known fact that he isn’t much of an internet or media guy, his Media Day appearance went viral. Why? Because it featured an iconic moment where his laugh was caught on camera. And, it was infectious!

Just goes to show, you never judge a book by its cover, and as hard as it may be to believe, perhaps The Klaw is as funny as Jamal Crawford says.

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Nithin Joseph

Nithin Joseph


Nithin is a content writer at The SportsRush. Like his favorite athlete Kobe Bryant, the company has helped Nithin elevate his writing skills to a whole new level, especially as an NBA content writer. With over 1500 articles to his name, Nithin's love for the sport knows no bounds. And, as he continues to watch the sport on a daily basis, he hopes his fascination with the NBA, especially the Miami Heat will inspire more and more readers to give the sport a chance. Perhaps, one day making basketball in India as big as it is in the United States.

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