Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard is a cold-blooded, silent assassin. He proved as much with a vicious poster that embarrassed Dallas Mavericks big man Maxi Kleber.
In the third quarter in Game 1 of the Clippers-Mavs playoffs series, Leonard went straight to the basket on a fastbreak and didn't even seem to be bothered by Kleber, who was the lone defender ready to contest the dunk. Simply put, the Mavs forward wasn't able to do anything at all as Kawhi threw down the hammer with authority.
To make things worse for Kleber, he came falling down rather poorly.
Kawhi Leonard destroys Maxi Kleber 🤯🔥pic.twitter.com/DwX1jV2lWM
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) May 22, 2021
While Kawhi Leonard is not a highlight machine comparable to the likes of LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, he remains one of the best players in the NBA. He can deliver nasty attacks whenever he wants, and this latest highlight reel material is just proof of that.
Not to mention that he is largely considered as one of, if not the best two-way player in the league today. His presence alone made the Clippers instant contenders, as he has shown time and time again that he is a big-time player capable of delivering when it matters most. Remember Game 7 of the Toronto Raptors-Philadelphia 76ers Eastern Conference Semifinals in 2019?
Now, Kawhi is hoping to bring the Clippers to the promised land after last season's failure. And based by the way he is playing, he looks more than ready.