Cameron Brink, the No. 2 2024 WNBA Draft pick by the Los Angeles Sparks, shared a surprising revelation about NBA star Kawhi Leonard during an appearance on the Podcast P show with Paul George Monday. Known for his stoic demeanor, Leonard apparently has a hidden humorous side that few get to see. Brink, who interacted recently with Leonard and other New Balance athletes for the company, highlighted just how funny the typically reserved forward can be.

“Kawhi is actually one of the funniest human beings,” Brink said on the podcast. “Our head marketing guy at New Balance said they haven't seen anybody make him laugh more than me. I don't even remember what I was saying, but he was doing his thing, and it was hilarious.”

Brink, who signed an NIL deal with New Balance in 2023, compared Leonard's humor to that of actress Aubrey Plaza, known for her blunt, dry comedic style, especially in her role on “Parks and Recreation.”

“He's like the male version of Aubrey Plaza,” Brink said. “Just blunt, dry humor.”

The revelation may come as a surprise to many fans and followers of Leonard, who is often seen as reserved and serious on the court. According to Brink, Leonard's humor was a highlight during their interactions, making the usually intense shooting sessions more enjoyable.

“He kept asking, ‘When is this going to be over?' which was just classic Kawhi,” Brink said, laughing.

Cameron Brink’s relationship with Steph Curry

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) walks towards the team bench during a timeout against the Sacramento Kings in the fourth quarter during a play-in game of the 2024 NBA playoffs at the Golden 1 Center
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Brink's journey to the WNBA has been supported by her god-sibling, Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry. Following Brink’s announcement to declare for the 2024 WNBA draft, Curry expressed his excitement and pride.

“Hey Cam, just wanted to say congratulations, huge huge announcement, huge milestone huge accomplishment, preparing yourself for the WNBA draft,” Curry said at the time “The best is yet to come and can’t wait to see where your career takes you. WNBA, league her.”

Brink was a standout player at Stanford under coach Tara VanDerveer, contributing to a national championship win in her freshman year and earning accolades such as Pac-12 Player of the Year. ESPN's latest mock draft projected her as a top-three pick, and she was selected No. 2 overall by Los Angeles.

“My four years at Stanford have been nothing short of life-changing,” Brink said in her WNBA Draft declaration statement. “I cannot begin to express my love for everyone I've met and everything I've learned in Palo Alto. Although I am excited for the next chapter, we still have unfinished business and so much to accomplish in my final season at Stanford.”

Brink's WNBA season so far

The Sparks are off to an 0-2 start, but Brink has shown promise despite the team’s struggles. In their recent loss to the Las Vegas Aces, Brink received praise from Aces star A'ja Wilson.

“She has a really, really bright future,” Wilson said. “I think that franchise is going to grow around her and let her spread her wings and be the Cam that we all see. So I'm excited to see her grow and just continue to build.”

In her debut against the Atlanta Dream, Brink faced foul trouble but still managed to impress, finishing with 11 points, two rebounds, four assists and two blocked shots. She showed her ability to be a solid floor spacer, shooting 4-of-6 from the field and 2-of-3 from the three-point line.

Against the Aces, Brink struggled offensively, scoring only three points on 1-of-7 shooting. However, she showcased her defensive prowess with eight rebounds and five blocks, cementing her role as a defensive anchor for the Sparks.

Brink has also developed strong chemistry with frontcourt teammate Dearica Hamby. Both players trained together during Team USA camp for the 3×3 event in the Olympics, and their versatile skill sets complement each other well on the court. If Brink continues to develop, the Sparks could have one of the top frontcourt pairings in the league.