American basketball player (born 1991)
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Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of college basketball for the San Diego State Aztecs and was named a consensus second-team All-American as a sophomore. Leonard opted to forgo his final two seasons at San Diego State to enter the 2011 NBA draft. He was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 15th overall pick before being traded to the San Antonio Spurs on draft night.
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Clippers' Kawhi Leonard on Spurs fans: 'The boos is just love'Kawhi Leonard was in San Antonio on Saturday night, which meant he was heartily booed. But he answered those with stellar play in a big Clippers win.
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Clippers' Kawhi Leonard on load management criticism: 'It's just disappointing'Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard defended his load management program, saying "it's just disappointing."
Clippers fined $50,000 for coach Doc Rivers' statements on resting Kawhi LeonardThe NBA supported the Clippers' decision to rest Kawhi Leonard in a national TV game, but Doc Rivers' comments seemingly undercut the league.
How Clippers Lou Williams will help Kawhi Leonard, Paul George form 'Big Three'Three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams uses off-season workouts to inspire teammates, keep mental edge. He is ready for his championship.
Clippers are clear-cut contenders with Kawhi Leonard and Paul GeorgeSportsPulse: Trysta Krick and Mark Medina break down the Los Angeles Clippers who all of a sudden find themselves at the top of the crop with the additions of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George .
The Kawhi of playoff baseball: Everybody wants Gerrit ColeWhat I'm Hearing: As Gerrit Cole takes the mound for Game 3 of the ALCS, our very own Bob Nightengale details his impending free agency and his potential suitors, one being the team he's about to..
Addition of superstars Kawhi Leonard, Paul George won't change Clippers' scrappy styleThe Clippers may have added Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, but the core of last year's team doesn't see the team's scrappy play changing.
Kawhi Leonard 'feeling way better' than last year, but Paul George could miss time for ClippersPaul George could miss beginning of season as he continues recovery from shoulder surgery, but fellow incoming star Kawhi Leonard is 'feeling good.'
Doc Rivers embraces Clippers being NBA title favorites with Kawhi Leonard, Paul GeorgeLA Clippers coach Doc Rivers is getting free meals as the community anticipates an NBA title run with the addition of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Has the basketball power balance shifted in L.A.?The Los Angeles Clippers made a splash this off-season by signing two of the league's best players, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. The Los Angeles Lakers made a big move of their own by signing..
Kawhi Leonard's college coach says returning to West Coast 'always in back of his mind'Ex-San Diego State coach Steve Fisher: "The fact that he’s a pro doesn’t surprise me. But the fact he’s this good ... I don’t think anyone saw that."
Kawhi Leonard conspiracy theory only heightens Lakers-Clippers intrigueThe notion Kawhi Leonard waited deep into free agency to join the Clippers in order to sabotage the Lakers' plans will add fuel to the L.A. rivalry.
Jerry West proves again he's more than just the logoSportsPulse: With all the hoopla surrounding Kawhi Leonard and Paul George's arrival to L.A. one thing can't be lost: Jerry West's magical touch on the Clippers. As Trysta Krick puts it, he is more..
Deals get real: Butler joins Heat, Raptors wish Kawhi wellThe signings start: Jimmy Butler joins the Miami Heat, and Toronto bids farewell to Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard, Paul George reportedly joining Los Angeles ClippersLeonard averaged 26.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists last season
Clippers' shocking moves for Kawhi Leonard, Paul George shake up the NBAThe Clippers instantly became a championship contender by acquiring Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
AP Source: Clippers trading for George, signing LeonardPerson with knowledge of deal says Clippers getting Kawhi Leonard, swinging monster trade for Paul George
Kawhi Leonard signing with Los Angeles Clippers; Paul George joining him via monster tradeKawhi Leonard is joining the Los Angeles Clippers, and he won't be coming alone: Paul George will be joining him via a monster trade with the Thunder.
New Lakers forward Jared Dudley says Kawhi Leonard would give Lakers a Big Three 'on steroids'New Los Angeles Lakers forward Jared Dudley envisions a Big Three "on steroids" if Kawhi Leonard joins his team.
Kawhi Leonard watch has NBA world captivated while waiting for free agency decisionThe NBA world watches and waits as Kawhi Leonard, the last major free agent still on the market, meets with suitors and sparks endless speculation.
'Kawhi Watch' reaching new levels as NBA world awaits decisionA plane owned by the group that operates the Raptors landed at a Toronto airport — and footage suggests that Kawhi Leonard was one of the passengers.
Fake Adrian Wojnarowski Twitter account dupes fans with Kawhi Leonard-to-Lakers reportA verified Twitter account briefly bearing Adrian Wojnarowski's name posted that Kawhi Leonard had agreed to a $144-million contract with the Lakers.
It begins: NBA free agency finally starts SundayFree agency arrives: Leonard, Durant, Walker, Irving among the headline attractions on the NBA market
NBA free agency rumors: Latest buzz on Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving and moreThe NBA free agency period opens Sunday at 6 p.m. ET and this year's class is stacked, including Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Kawhi Leonard.
NBA free agency: What are options for Raptors' Kawhi Leonard?Toronto forward is newly minted Finals MVP and helped lead the Raptors to first title in their 24-year history. But is he ready for a new challenge?
Kawhi Leonard caps epic playoff run as NBA Finals MVPKawhi Leonard led the Raptors to the first championship in team history and became the third player to win Finals MVP with two different teams.
Kawhi Leonard shines as Raptors take commanding 3-1 lead on Warriors in NBA FinalsWith Kawhi Leonard leading the way, the Toronto Raptors took a commanding 3-1 lead on the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals.
Raptors hit big shots, beat Warriors for 2-1 NBA Finals leadDanny Green, Kawhi Leonard and Kyle Lowry kept finding answers for every big shot by Stephen Curry and the beat-up Warriors, and the Toronto Raptors grabbed a pivotal road win in the NBA Finals by..
Raptors take advantage of shorthanded Warriors for 2-1 series leadKawhi Leonard and Toronto took advantage of Golden State without Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant and weathered 47 points from Steph Curry for the win.
Toronto Raptors' Kawhi Leonard sues Nike in battle over a logoThe NBA star argues that the footwear and apparel giant is blocking him from using a logo he believes he owns
Kawhi Leonard sues Nike over rights to his logoToronto star Kawhi Leonard files federal lawsuit against Nike over logo