Kawhi Leonard highlights from Game 1 vs. Thunder (Video)


Kawhi Leonard went ham on the poor Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of their series. 

If you tuned out at halftime of the opening game in the Spurs-Thunder series, you can’t be blamed. But if you did, you missed a damn fine showing from Spurs star Kawhi Leonard, who continues to make his case for the best player in the NBA.

Kawhi showed us on Saturday why the Spurs might have the talent and endurance to beat the Warriors in the Conference Finals, as he went off in a first half that saw the Spurs lead by as much as 30-points. One reason that Gregg Popovic was able to rest his veteran stars for most of the second quarter was because Kawhi was doing things like this:

"Kawhi stop now? Leonard's up to 15 pts on 7-7 FG midway through Q2 on TNT! #NBARapidReplay #SPURSvTHUNDER https://t.co/F5AAdgWtjo— NBA (@NBA) May 1, 2016"

Cavaliers fans are upset that fate is against them in that LeBron finally comes back and the Warriors spring up out of nowhere to continue to deny them a title. The same can be said about Kawhi and Steph Curry, as there’s an argument to be made that Kawhi is the best player in the league but you can’t rightfully put him over Steph.

There will be a day when Kawhi wins an MVP, but this showing from him in Game 1 is further proof that if you’re not already ready on board with him as an MVP candidate yet, you need to be.

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