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Kawhi Leonard caught saying ‘not sponsored by Gatorade’ when removing it from press conference

Clippers, Kawhi Leonard, Gatorade, All-Star Game

Clippers All-Star Kawhi Leonard took a subtle shot at Gatorade during his media availability at this season’s All-Star Game.

As he sat down for an interview, Leonard noticed that there was a bottle of Gatorade sitting on the table. Without hesitation, the two-time champion reached for the beverage, then proceeded to hide it out of sight.

“Not sponsored by Gatorade,” Leonard was heard saying under his breathe as he sat down.

Whether he’s sponsored by Gatorade or not, the Clippers superstar enjoyed a fantastic outing at this season’s All-Star Game, racking up a team-high 30 points on eight 3-pointers, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals. Ans as recognition of his outstanding level of play, he was given the newly-named Kobe Bryant MVP Award.

Thanks in large part to Leonard’s efforts, Team LeBron managed to top Team Giannis, 157-155.

Leonard joined the Clippers prior to the start of this season, signing a three-year, $103 million deal. He wasn’t the only superstar to join the team, however, as Paul George decided to join their ranks as well. Together, Leonard and George make up one of the more formidable backcourts in the the NBA. For this reason, most experts feel that LA will earn a high seed in the playoffs.

The Clippers will be back in action on Saturday, when they’ll serve as hosts to the Sacramento Kings. Tip-off inside the Staples Center is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.

Let’s see if there is a different beverage placed before Kawhi in his next media availability.