The maturation of Kawhi Leonard is happening right in front of our eyes.
After completing an excellent defensive possession, Kawhi Leonard gets a steal and takes it the length of the floor, splitting two defenders in the process, before throwing down a Michael Jordan-esque fast break dunk.
Leonard hasn’t been known as a dunker in his career, but this was, by far, the most impressive fast break dunk of his career. Saying it was Jordan-esque is the biggest compliment one can hand out.
The sky is the limit for the San Antonio forward. Prior to increasing his national fan base after a stellar performance in the 2013 NBA Finals, Leonard was known solely for his defense and work on the glass, but he’s starting to put it together on the offensive side of the ball and it’s become a scary sight for the opposition wondering how his game will look once he reaches his prime.
After a few on and off games against the Dallas Mavericks, Leonard has been great against the Portland Trail Blazers, averaging 15.8 points on 54 percent shooting (46 percent from three) all while grabbing 7.8 rebounds and blocking 1 shot per contest.
At the moment, Kawhi leads the Spurs in scoring with 17 points as San Antonio is in prime position to eliminate the Blazers.