Once Gregg Popovich opted to sit Tim Duncan for Monday night’s matchup, we were never going to get a complete picture of the Warriors’ and Spurs’ relative abilities. But in laying waste to the Spurs 120-90, the Warriors demonstrated that even when Duncan returns, the Spurs will face an uphill slog.
While the Spurs were in New York for a Jan. 11 game against the Nets, coach Gregg Popovich apparently nabbed a ticket to Hamilton. Another audience member got the evidence by taking a photo with Popovich, who looked absolutely delighted in his beatnik sweater.
Given what Steph Curry is doing to the game of basketball, there’s no real point in debating who this year’s MVP will be. But there is some fun to be had in tracking who will finish second—let’s call it the Non-Curry MVP race—and right now the guy at the head of that pack is Kawhi Leonard.
What’s most remarkable about Kawhi Leonard’s improvement through the course of his five NBA seasons is how steady it’s been. He began his career as a defensive specialist who rarely shot, and only did so when it made sense within the flow of an offense built around Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Manu Ginobili.
If not for a slight, meaningless touch of DeAndre Jordan’s fingertips on what would have likely been the game-winning shot or a Chris Paul technical foul, the Spurs would probably be down three games to two in their first-round playoff series against the Clippers. What’s remarkable about the fact that they are up a…
Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard had himself a game last night, pacing his sluggish team to a win over the Clippers with 26 points, 10 rebounds, and three steals. Using his crazy-long arms and massive hands to snatch balls away from hapless dribblers has been Leonard's signature move since entering the league, and those…
Above is the cover of this week's issue of Sports Illustrated, showing Kawhi Leonard skying through the air, his arm cocked back and ready to spike a dunk on poor Chris Andersen's head. There's a slight problem with this image, though.
Poor Kevin Durant is just so dang bad at the internet and feuds, mostly because he seems to have a gift for doing and or saying completely innocuous things that he later has to back down from because the internet is stupid.
The Spurs' title is yet another coronation for the old guys, a fifth championship for Tim Duncan and Gregg Popovich and a fourth for Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili. But if you really want to know how the Spurs keep doing this, it's worth viewing this title as something much more prosaic: It's the culmination of a…
The Spurs don't have an unreal shooting percentage tonight like they did in Game 3, but they still killed the Heat in the first half, 55-36. Kawhi Leonard's putback on Patty Mills's three attempt gave San Antonio a 22-point lead. So many sad, booing Heat fans.
If you didn't catch any of the Spurs' series-clinching win over the Blazers last night—yet another perfectly orchestrated, Spursian blowout—the only highlight you really need to watch is the one above.
If you stare at Kawhi Leonard's chest long enough, you'll see a sail boat.
News 4 San Antonio is really, really excited about the size of Kawhi Leonard's hands. So much so that they put together this graphic comparing him to the newsroom, without bothering to specify what they're talking about.