Spurs 2-Way Star Kawhi Leonard Has Quietly Become an Iso Stud Too

November 3rd, 2016 by Mike Monroe Leave a reply »

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs had just finished a comeback in downtown Sacramento, spoiling the Kings’ inauguration of their new Golden 1 Center with a 102-94 win on October 27.

In a visitors locker room roughly four times the size of the cramped cave that had housed visiting teams at ARCO Arena/Power Balance Pavilion/Sleep Train Arena for 30 years, players lingered over plates of postgame pasta before filing out, one by one, to board the team bus.

Finally, after all but two of his teammates had dressed and left, Kawhi Leonard emerged from the training room, where he had iced both knees before a long shower.

A handful of reporters met him, urged by a team official to expedite their interrogation so the bus could get on its way to Sacramento International Airport.

Point guard Patty Mills looked up from pulling on his socks to assure the media they could take their time.

"Ask all the questions you want," Mills said, "because we’re not leaving without him."

Indeed, the Spurs aren’t going anywhere without Leonard this season. The rise of the two-time Defens ...

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