Kawhi Leonard and his two-way play – offensively and defensively – is immense. But that’s not all Kawhi is known for.
Kawhi Leonard is often called a ‘cyborg’ or a ‘robot’ peculiar behaviour on and off the court. Whether it’s his emotionless face, odd laughter, or in this case an uncanny handshake, The Klaw has given as all the reasons to believe the rumours of him being a robot.
On Friday night, Kawhi Leonard led the Clippers to a 125-106 victory over Zach LaVine and his Chicago Bulls. Leonard had a fantastic 33 points and 6 rebounds performance in 33 minutes of playing time.
But what was strange during the game was Kawhi’s handshake during the game. Clippers players were seen exchanging fascinating handshakes during a timeout. When it was Kawhi turn, he met his teammate’s open palms with a fist bump.
Kawhi keeping it simple. 💀😂
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 13, 2021
‘Fun Guy’ Kawhi Leonard records his eighth 30-point game of the season
The two-time NBA champion led the Clippers to a win without the help of fellow All-Star Paul George. As Kawhi scored a game-high 33 points, it became his eighth 30-point outing of this season. Clippers head coach Ty Lue spoke about Kawhi post-game:
“He’s playing with good pace. Getting guys involved, taking advantage of matchups and he’s getting to his spots. When he’s getting to spots and getting to his shots, you can live with the results. (Kawhi) Been doing that in the last couple of games, doing it very well.”
“When he’s getting to spots and getting to his shots, you can live with the results …”
— CGTN Sports Scene (@CGTNSportsScene) February 13, 2021
The 4-time All-Star is currently the 3rd highest Western Conference frontcourt vote-getter. In the second fan returns, Leonard has 2,462,621 votes, only behind LeBron James and Nikola Jokic.
The 2-time Defensive Player of the Year has been averaging 26.5 points, 5.9 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. After an embarrassing end to last year’s playoffs, the Clippers are looking to be in a better position with a 19-8 record.