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Clippers star Kawhi Leonard shocked Tyrese Haliburton with ridiculous strength

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Some say Kawhi Leonard is a cyborg. As ridiculous as it may sound, Tyrese Haliburton’s experience while playing against the L.A. Clippers star only supports the idea.

Kidding aside, the Sacramento Kings guard was a guest on JJ Redick’s “The Old Man and the Three” podcast, where Haliburton shared his “welcome to the NBA” moment courtesy of Leonard.

“Kawhi’s like ‘yo, I got him.’ So I come to get a dribble-hand-off, and his hand is on my hip, and I’m at the three-point line I think. And I get the hand-off, and I look down and I’m at the logo. I’m like ‘I don’t even know how I got out here.’ I think he pushed me. It’s crazy how strong these guys are.”

Leonard, in all of his 6-foot-7 and 225 lb muscle-and-bones glory, utilizes his strength and athleticism—not to mention those gigantic hands as well—to harass opponents on a nightly basis. He’s earned a reputation as one of the best defensive players in this generation, thanks to a couple of Defensive Player of the Year awards under his belt.

Haliburton isn’t among the most muscular players out there. But the amount of effort Leonard seemed to have exerted based on the youngster’s story is simply ridiculous.

It says a lot about Kawhi Leonard’s preparation. Confident that his body of work is enough to get the job done, the Clippers forward lets his game do all the talking. It’s been that way for several years and L.A. is fortunate that they don’t have to worry about the Klaw.