When the dust clears on the 2020 NBA playoffs, there will be a new king in the Association.
He will hail from L.A., the Staples Center.
His resume will be swole, on steroids, if you will — for doing what most didn’t think would be possible.
The king will be Kawhi Leonard.
And no, don’t insert that crazy Kawhi laugh that sports-talk radio stations have been playing as a drop since the day he uttered the famous chuckle that people can’t get enough of.
To the contrary, the NBA will be in tears. Leonard, the Los Angeles Clippers’ star, will have both destroyed and conquered the competition.
Enter LeBron James. The current face of the NBA will be dethroned — and on not one front, but two.
The league will be in awe of Leonard. Somehow, the soft-spoken, non-diva star will have finally made the Clippers World Champions after decades of drowning in losses and futility. Like the Washington Generals, the Clippers were never supposed to win.
But there, in the Orlando Bubble, they will be holding up the championship trophy. And Leonard will be the reason why — again.
And when it happens. It would mean that Leonard had won back-to-back titles with two different teams after winning a title with the Toronto Raptors last year.
Leonard’s feat will be even more mind-boggling when you realize that both teams had never won jack before he put on either uniform.
And the final piece, the crowning moment that won’t be up for debate is that Leonard had become the first player in NBA history to LEAD three different teams to