Kawhi Leonard on defense is becoming the equivalent to Stephen Curry on offense — we’re not quite sure if they’re human or not, because just when we think we’ve seen it all, they find a way to impress us yet again.
Leonard isn’t the best defender in NBA history, but he’s swiftly climbing up the ranks with plays like this.
When Damian Lillard has a step to the rim, it usually spells trouble for an opposing defense. He’s not the fastest or most athletic player, but he’s crafty enough to finish with a sliver of space and through traffic.
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Leonard doesn’t care about Lillard’s scoring prowess, though. He sticks with him, stride for stride, and swats his shot into the stands like he’s defending a middle-schooler: