Kawhi Leonard is known for a lot of things like his stellar defense and his admirably humble attitude. One thing he is definitely not identified as is a comical joker that never takes things seriously. This is exactly what teammate Patty Mills teasingly called the two-time All-Star on Instagram.
On Tuesday the Australian shared an endearing photo of himself together with his teammate on Instagram. It captures a rare on-court moment wherein we see a seemingly jovial Leonard. This is definitely out of the ordinary as the Most Valuable Player candidate is usually one of the most stoic players during games.
Mills accompanied the post with a sarcastic message implying that Kawhi is ‘never serious.’ Obviously he was just kidding as it is almost a rarity for fans to see even a smile from the 6-foot-7 forward.
The hashtag used by Mills, #KawhiLeonardSuperHero, is also quite interesting. The 15th overall pick of the 2011 Draft is producing at a ridiculous level right now with season averages of 26.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.8 steals per game. He has also led the San Antonio Spurs to the second-best record in the NBA with a 52-14 standing. With all these, it is hard to deny that Leonard is truly playing at a superhuman level at the moment.
The Klaw is in the running for this season’s MVP award and some will argue that his contributions for the Spurs are more relevant than that of James Harden or Russell Westbrook for their respective teams. Should Leonard succeed in winning his first ever MVP trophy this term then perhaps we will all be treated to a smile from the 25-year-old.