A warning to all players still eligible to make the 2021 NBA Playoffs: If you see Kawhi Leonard coming down the lane, walk away.
The Clippers star added another casualty to his playoff roster in the first half of Monday’s Game 4 against the Jazz. With less than two minutes to go in the second quarter, Leonard dived into the paint, took off and defeated Utah big man Derrick Favors.
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“Whoa! A major Kawhi light,” announcer Ian Eagle said on TNT.
Oh, do you want that slow motion dunk? Here is:
Just look at this beautiful poster (and see Donovan Mitchell’s face):
Leonard threw a formidable one-handed slam over Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber in the first round, but his destruction of Favors may have been even more impressive. Here’s how NBA Twitter reacted to the dunk, including Hornets forward Miles Bridges, who knows a thing or two about launching a total assault on the rim:
Kawhi doesn’t just soak it up like that
– Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges) June 15, 2021
Oh my God !!!!!!
– Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) June 15, 2021
What’s not to love about Ian Eagle?
– David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) June 15, 2021
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kawhi Leonard just murdered a man with a trident
– John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) June 15, 2021