The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread

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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#321 » by poopdamoop » Fri Sep 4, 2020 2:22 pm

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JordansBulls wrote:The moves this guy had tonight. Oh my.


Kawhi has got to be your favorite player since Jordan, yea?


He's good enough to potentially keep LeBron from winning more rings, but not good enough to surpass MJ himself. It's the perfect combination
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#322 » by inDe_eD » Fri Sep 4, 2020 2:25 pm

poopdamoop wrote:
inDe_eD wrote:
JordansBulls wrote:The moves this guy had tonight. Oh my.


Kawhi has got to be your favorite player since Jordan, yea?


He's good enough to potentially keep LeBron from winning more rings, but not good enough to surpass MJ himself. It's the perfect combination


It's almost cliche at this point, but he really does seem like 96-98 Jordan. I can see a lot of Jordan fans gravitating to him for that alone.
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#323 » by 70sFan » Fri Sep 4, 2020 2:27 pm

inDe_eD wrote:
JordansBulls wrote:The moves this guy had tonight. Oh my.


Kawhi has got to be your favorite player since Jordan, yea?

I can't blame him, Kawhi's becoming my favorite as well (at least among superstars). ;)
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#324 » by inDe_eD » Fri Sep 4, 2020 2:29 pm

70sFan wrote:
inDe_eD wrote:
JordansBulls wrote:The moves this guy had tonight. Oh my.


Kawhi has got to be your favorite player since Jordan, yea?

I can't blame him, Kawhi's becoming my favorite as well (at least among superstars). ;)


I been on the train since he was drafted, I'd like to say I knew he'd be great, but really he's from my hometown, and I wanted him to be great :D
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#325 » by JordansBulls » Tue Sep 8, 2020 3:54 am

poopdamoop wrote:
inDe_eD wrote:
JordansBulls wrote:The moves this guy had tonight. Oh my.


Kawhi has got to be your favorite player since Jordan, yea?


He's good enough to potentially keep LeBron from winning more rings, but not good enough to surpass MJ himself. It's the perfect combination

Why say this? :o
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#326 » by JordansBulls » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:34 am

Man they blew this game, but then again Bulls were up 3-1 in two finals and lost game 5 at home. Something about overthinking the moment.
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#327 » by SideshowBob » Sat Sep 12, 2020 1:57 am

JordansBulls wrote:
poopdamoop wrote:
inDe_eD wrote:
Kawhi has got to be your favorite player since Jordan, yea?


He's good enough to potentially keep LeBron from winning more rings, but not good enough to surpass MJ himself. It's the perfect combination

Why say this? :o


:lol:
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#328 » by dreamshake » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:33 am

JordansBulls wrote:Man they blew this game, but then again Bulls were up 3-1 in two finals and lost game 5 at home. Something about overthinking the moment.


LeBron has never lost when up 3-1 in the Finals. Jordan must not have had that killer instinct to put the series away in that situation :D
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#329 » by homecourtloss » Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:00 am

poopdamoop wrote:
inDe_eD wrote:
JordansBulls wrote:The moves this guy had tonight. Oh my.


Kawhi has got to be your favorite player since Jordan, yea?


He's good enough to potentially keep LeBron from winning more rings, but not good enough to surpass MJ himself. It's the perfect combination


If you go back to 2008 and 2009 posts, JB was supporting LeBron as a buffer against Kobe fans claiming GOATdom. :lol: :lol:
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#330 » by JordansBulls » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:14 am

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JordansBulls wrote:Man they blew this game, but then again Bulls were up 3-1 in two finals and lost game 5 at home. Something about overthinking the moment.


LeBron has never lost when up 3-1 in the Finals. Jordan must not have had that killer instinct to put the series away in that situation :D

Lebron has been down at least 3-2 every year of his career in a series. He also won 2 bronze medals for the U.S. :o
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#331 » by limbo » Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:28 am

Kawhi's last 4 Playoff runs (57 games):

28.5 ppg on .625 TS% (shooting splits 50/39/88), 8.5 rpg, 4 apg, 2 spg, 1 bpg, 2.5 to

.271 WS/48, 8 OBPM, 3.2 DBPM, 7.1 VORP

MJ's 1st threepeat (58 games):

33.7 ppg on .572 TS% (shooting splits 50/39/84), 6.4 rpg, 6.6 apg, 2 spg, 1 bpg, 2.9 to

.267 WS/48, 9.4 OBPM, 2.4 DBPM, 8,3 VORP
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Post#332 » by Statlanta » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:31 pm

As Danny Ferry would say: "He's got a little Eastern Conference in him".
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Post#333 » by O_6 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:10 pm

Despite only scoring 9,793 points and playing in over 70 games only twice in his career, Kawhi has already carved out a really unique and memorable place in history. He gets so much love, and rightfully so, because of how great of a two-way player he is and how clutch he has been in his career.

ESPN ranked him #25 in their NBA GOAT rankings from earlier this year (which is obviously prisoner of the moment stuff but still). You have people on TV claiming that he has a chance to go down as one of the 10 best players ever, or atleast 10 best primes ever. With Giannis' playoff failure and Durant/Curry out injured, about 85% of fans think he's one of the Top 2 players in the game alongside LeBron at the moment.

Kawhi gets sooo much respect and praise, and because he's so quiet you don't hear too many people hating on him. But losing to the Nuggets in this series, while being outplayed by Jokic, would be a really big blow to the perception of who/what Kawhi is.

Big moment in Kawhi, Paul George, and Doc Rivers' careers coming up in a few hours.
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#334 » by A_Biased_Fan » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:15 pm

O_6 wrote:Despite only scoring 9,793 points and playing in over 70 games only twice in his career, Kawhi has already carved out a really unique and memorable place in history. He gets so much love, and rightfully so, because of how great of a two-way player he is and how clutch he has been in his career.

ESPN ranked him #25 in their NBA GOAT rankings from earlier this year (which is obviously prisoner of the moment stuff but still). You have people on TV claiming that he has a chance to go down as one of the 10 best players ever, or atleast 10 best primes ever. With Giannis' playoff failure and Durant/Curry out injured, about 85% of fans think he's one of the Top 2 players in the game alongside LeBron at the moment.

Kawhi gets sooo much respect and praise, and because he's so quiet you don't hear too many people hating on him. But losing to the Nuggets in this series, while being outplayed by Jokic, would be a really big blow to the perception of who/what Kawhi is.

Big moment in Kawhi, Paul George, and Doc Rivers' careers coming up in a few hours.


This is really the first legacy game Kawhi has faced where if he loses people are ready to kill him. It might not be on the level of Lebron's game 6 at Boston in 2012, but he damn sure better play like it is!
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#335 » by Heej » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:24 pm

JordansBulls wrote:
dreamshake wrote:
JordansBulls wrote:Man they blew this game, but then again Bulls were up 3-1 in two finals and lost game 5 at home. Something about overthinking the moment.


LeBron has never lost when up 3-1 in the Finals. Jordan must not have had that killer instinct to put the series away in that situation :D

Lebron has been down at least 3-2 every year of his career in a series. He also won 2 bronze medals for the U.S. :o

Not in 2017 :)
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#336 » by Eddy_JukeZ » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:38 pm

Big game for Kawhi tonight.

Maybe a defining game for his career.

Losing a 3-1 lead as the favorite in the 2nd round would be a blow after title aspirations all season.
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#337 » by dreamshake » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:50 am

Eddy_JukeZ wrote:Big game for Kawhi tonight.

Maybe a defining game for his career.

Losing a 3-1 lead as the favorite in the 2nd round would be a blow after title aspirations all season.


Couldn't have gone worse for him. 6-22 shooting. 0 free throws. Game-worst -21 +/- Yikes
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#338 » by homecourtloss » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:52 am

JordansBulls wrote:
dreamshake wrote:
JordansBulls wrote:Man they blew this game, but then again Bulls were up 3-1 in two finals and lost game 5 at home. Something about overthinking the moment.


LeBron has never lost when up 3-1 in the Finals. Jordan must not have had that killer instinct to put the series away in that situation :D

Lebron has been down at least 3-2 every year of his career in a series. He also won 2 bronze medals for the U.S. :o


Explanations for this epic meltdown?
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#339 » by Eddy_JukeZ » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:59 am

dreamshake wrote:
Eddy_JukeZ wrote:Big game for Kawhi tonight.

Maybe a defining game for his career.

Losing a 3-1 lead as the favorite in the 2nd round would be a blow after title aspirations all season.


Couldn't have gone worse for him. 6-22 shooting. 0 free throws. Game-worst -21 +/- Yikes


Big yikes.

He was awful.
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Re: The 2019-20 Kawhi Leonard Thread 

Post#340 » by cpower » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:05 am

Kawhi was virtually the same player..glorified assassin, one of the best scorers ever, but other part of the game is still missing.. he needs to be surrounded by good offensive players and he needs a true leader since he is not the one.
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