A warning for any players still eligible to compete in the 2021 NBA playoffs: If you see Kawhi Leonard coming down the lane, get out of the way.
The Clippers star added another yet another victim to his postseason list during the first half of Monday’s Game 4 against the Jazz. With less than two minutes remaining in the second quarter, Leonard drove into the paint, took off and obliterated Utah big man Derrick Favors.
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“Whoa! A major Kawhi-light,” play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle said on the TNT broadcast.
Oh, you want that dunk in slow motion? Here you go:
Just look at this beautiful poster (and check out Donovan Mitchell’s face):
Leonard threw down a terrific one-handed slam on Mavericks forward Maxi Kleber in the first round, but his destruction of Favors may have been even more impressive. Here’s how NBA Twitter reacted to the dunk, including Hornets forward Miles Bridges, who knows a thing or two about launching an all-out assault on the rim:
Kawhi ain’t just dunk him like that 😳
— Miles Bridges (@MilesBridges) June 15, 2021
Oh my dear God!!!!!!
— Tony Jones (@Tjonesonthenba) June 15, 2021
How can you not love Ian Eagle?
— David Aldridge (@davidaldridgedc) June 15, 2021
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Kawhi Leonard just murdered a man with a trident
— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) June 15, 2021