At times you want the whole Klaw, and often you only want a single finger.
All through the fourth quarter of Monday night’s Recreation 3 in between the Clippers and Nuggets, Denver guard Jamal Murray experimented with to toss down a 1-handed dunk above Los Angeles forward Kawhi Leonard, but the two-time Defensive Player of the Yr turned down Murray. As TNT’s Reggie Miller pointed out several moments on the broadcast, Leonard swatted the endeavor absent with just his center finger.
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This is just ridiculous. Does Leonard have the strongest fingers in NBA record? In the record of fingers current?
When requested about the block right after Recreation 3, Clippers star Paul George could hardly come up with the words and phrases to explain the outstanding defensive perform.
“That is an excess-extensive center finger. It held escalating or one thing,” George claimed. “That is Kawhi, man. Massive time player. The mitts, it can be one thing else.”
Leonard’s stand at the rim arrived with less than two minutes left in regulation and the Clippers top by 6, so he prevented what could have been a substantial momentum swing in Denver’s favor. Los Angeles eventually secured a 113-107 victory behind 23 details, fourteen rebounds, 6 assists and two blocks from Leonard as perfectly as a group-high 32 details from George. The Clippers now keep a two-1 sequence lead above the Nuggets.
That “excess-extensive” center finger also motivated a great deal of reactions on NBA Twitter, which include a handful of WWE references:
And that’s the bottom line — due to the fact Kawhi Leonard claimed so.