This is absolutely INCREDIBLE. Kawhi Leonard is known as one of the most robotic players in the NBA, showing no emotion whether his team lost a crucial Game 7 or he won Finals MVP. Nah, that was the old Kawhi. The Spurs Kawhi who took care of business and went on his way. The new, Toronto, Kawhi wants to show off his personality, and I LOVE it. This is one of the best things that I have seen in MONTHS, and I can’t stop watching this video. In case you’ve been living under a rock, I left the video above for everyone to enjoy.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve never really liked the Spurs’ media strategy of showing no emotion whatsoever and being completely lifeless and boring, so this is a BIG step in the right direction for Kawhi. “What is the best way to prove that you’re not actually a robot?” you may ask? Well Kawhi decided to show this by giving us the exact robot noise that equates to laughter.
I honestly hope that there is more where this comes from, because fun Kawhi is amazing for his brand. Everybody loves him, they’re talking about him on the news, the radio, and obviously on social media. He’s getting more recognition from this 37 second clip than he did in the entirety of his Defensive Player of the Year Season.
Also, basketball season is just 20 days away, and if Kawhi was that good when he seemingly hated everyone and everything, imagine him when he’s actually having fun. Raptors are winning the East, guaranteed.