Kawhi Leonard made a rare public appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show last night, and he was in a great mood.
The Clippers’ All NBA forward has cemented his place among the NBA’s elite over the past 5 seasons or so. He first made the All Star game in 2016, a season in which he finished with the second highest 3-point % in the NBA. He followed that up with a 3rd place finish in the 2016-17 MVP race.
After a season spent haggling with the Spurs and nursing an injury, Leonard returned to form with the Raptors. After leading them to a 58-win season, Leonard spearheaded their fairytale playoff run. With a scoring average north of 31 points per game, he snagged the second Finals MVP trophy of his career.
Despite his success at Toronto, Leonard was longing to return to California. He thus signed with the Clippers as a free agent last year. This allows him to go live on American television at his leisure.
Kawhi Leonard speaks about his hand size on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel is one humorous fellow. To be a guest on his show is always a pathway to a funnier life. He attributed a ton of success of the 2-time Defensive Player of the Year to his hand size.
Kimmel entertained Kawhi by first asking him how big his hands were as a baby. He followed up with another funny question, asking him when he first reached the hand size of a full human being.
Kawhi on his hands;
“Sometimes I can’t even put them into my pockets.”
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) December 17, 2020
Kawhi explained how sometimes he just couldn’t stuff his hands into his pockets. Given that his handspan is 9.5 inches and 11.5 inches from tip to tip, Leonard definitely faces problems with his clothing sometimes. The whole Kawhi segment of the show is great fun and is a recommended watch for anyone.