Typically you want all the Klaw, and typically you solely want a single finger.
Through the fourth quarter of Monday night time’s Sport three between the Clippers and Nuggets, Denver guard Jamal Murray tried to throw down a one-handed dunk over Los Angeles ahead Kawhi Leonard, however the two-time Defensive Participant of the Yr rejected Murray. As TNT’s Reggie Miller identified a number of instances on the printed, Leonard swatted the try away with simply his center finger.
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That is simply ridiculous. Does Leonard have the strongest fingers in NBA historical past? Within the historical past of fingers current?
When requested in regards to the block after Sport three, Clippers star Paul George might barely give you the phrases to clarify the unimaginable defensive play.
“That is an extra-long center finger. It stored rising or one thing,” George stated. “That is Kawhi, man. Huge time participant. The mitts, it is one thing else.”
Leonard’s stand on the rim got here with underneath two minutes left in regulation and the Clippers main by six, so he prevented what might have been an enormous momentum swing in Denver’s favor. Los Angeles finally secured a 113-107 victory behind 23 factors, 14 rebounds, six assists and two blocks from Leonard in addition to a team-high 32 factors from George. The Clippers now maintain a 2-1 sequence lead over the Nuggets.
That “extra-long” center finger additionally impressed loads of reactions on NBA Twitter, together with a couple of WWE references:
And that is the underside line — as a result of Kawhi Leonard stated so.