Home Sports Basketball Heat checks and curse breaking: What’s at stake for Kawhi Leonard in... SportsBasketball Heat checks and curse breaking: What’s at stake for Kawhi Leonard in Game 7 September 15, 2020 4 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Kawhi Leonard asked for this. The audacity of the ask was mostly overlooked when he completed the ultimate free agent flex last offseason by ditching the NBA champions, leveraging a franchise with 16 NBA championships and convincing an MVP finalist to join him. But with his team bumbling double-digit leads in back-to-back postseason collapses — and now staring down a dangerous Game 7 against Denver — what Leonard chose to achieve in the summer of 2019 looks outrageous. Leonard really decided it was time, his time, to save the Los Angeles Clippers. For someone who has callously destroyed two dynasties in his career (three, if you count his original franchise), representing the less-heralded hometown team wasn’t a decision that involved much temerity. It was business. The homecoming. The partnership with Paul George. The guidance from Doc Rivers. It all felt right. Leonard bet on himself in a way few others have, possibly because he saw the two-time… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Thompson: The leadership of Jaylen Brown Three things to watch for during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Which teams eliminated from the playoffs are panicking the most? Amick: Postgame slippers, a Lakers letdown and Jamal Murray’s rise explored From tragedy to footnote: Revisiting when Paul Pierce was stabbed 20 years ago Nate Silver on the Clips, giving the Knicks another chance… and the election Looking for the next Duncan Robinson? These 4 are available in this year’s draft Sabrina Ionescu Opens Up About Kobe Bryant and Rookie Year Woes Jamal Murray buries Lakers in Game 3 with clutch shooting Chris Paul: Playing in bubble 'weighed on guys heavily' Greenberg: The Bulls’ hiring of Billy Donovan is no laughing matter Chicago Bulls hire Billy Donovan as next head coach LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.