Kawhi Leonard was spotted walking straight into the venue for game vs Mavericks without turning his head, while looking at his iPad’s home screen.
One of the most relatable yet enigmatic NBA superstars ever, decoding Kawhi’s expressions is quite the task. The small forward barely lets any emotion cross his face anywhere. Even after pulling off the most difficult of plays, his face barely betrays any expression whatsoever.
The most expressive we’ve ever seen him was after making that improbable shot to win Game 7 against the Sixers. The improbability of that shot falling in would be enough to change anyone’s stoic face. Even while celebrating his championship with the Raptors, Leonard barely looked more than mildly interested.
Kawhi Leonard staring at iPad home screen
Basketball fans are always looking for reasons to further this agenda of him acting like a robot. They got fresh meme material when they saw Kawhi arrive at the Game 1 venue at the Wide World of Sports complex looking intently at the home screen of his iPad.
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) August 17, 2020
Me walking through parties trying to not look weird: https://t.co/WtP6YmqHXU
— 🐍Joe Goomar$🥀 (@FreeKeisuke) August 17, 2020
I want to be out in public again so I can do this and actually avoid everyone on purpose https://t.co/IguGHBMfLX
— Isaac K. Lee (@IsaacKLee) August 17, 2020
People have speculated that he looks stoic because of the demons of his past. It has been reported that Kawhi went into a shell after the passing of his father at an early. This is completely understandable behaviour from anyone.
Kawhi’s laugh was a subject of internet humour all across the globe, when we first saw it in his introductory Raptors press conference. He mocked the people ridiculing him with a hilarious self-troll in the championship parade last year.
Kawhi and the Clippers emerged from Game 1 with a hard-fought 118-110 victory. ‘The Klaw’ finished with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. His team needed every last one of those as they met a highly motivated Luka Doncic, who set a playoff debut record for points with 42.