Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard just took another soul on Monday night as he baptized Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors with another emphatic throwdown. The two-time Finals MVP has one of the most underrated hops in the league and he continues to make sure he reminds defenders to stay the heck away when he gets a free lane to the basket.
Should we call him Derrick Leonard now or maybe just do Derrick Favors-Leonard? Either way, Kawhi owns this man now.
KAWHI ALL OVER DERRICK FAVORS 😱🔥pic.twitter.com/vxEe9ee4Sw
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) June 15, 2021
Leonard’s dunk was the perfect way to sum up the Clippers’ first half in Game 4. LA blitzed the Jazz and mounted an early 30-13 lead in the opening quarter and went on to keep their foot on the gas in the second quarter. Kawhi’s dunk was just the icing on top of the cake which the Clippers carefully baked and savagely thrown to the faces of the top-seeded Jazz team.
The 29-year-old might be one of the quietest guys in the league but he’s definitely known to make loud noises in the form of posters. In the opening round against the Dallas Mavericks, Leonard embarrassed Maxi Kleber on the break with a huge slam that ended up being a nice Moment in NBA Top Shot. And, can we forget his monster dunk on Giannis Antetokoumpo of the Milwaukee Bucks back in 2019?
Best believe that Kawhi Leonard is one of the most savage soul-takers in the NBA.