LET’S START OFF WITH A QUOTE FROM THE SAN ANTONIO’S HEAD COACH, GREG POPOVICH,
““I think he’s going to be a star. And as time goes on, he’ll be the face of the Spurs, I think. At both ends of the court, he is really a special player. And what makes me be so confident about him is that he wants it so badly. He wants to be a good player, I mean a great player. He comes early, he stays late, and he’s coachable, he’s just like a sponge. When you consider he’s only had (two years) of college and no training camp yet, you can see that he’s going to be something else.”
On April 6, 2014, Leonard tied a then career-high 26 points in a 112–92 win over the MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES. He would finish the season averaging 12.8 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.7 steals while shooting 52.2% from the field. Leonard helped the Spurs to a 62–20 record; the number one seed in the NBA. He was named to the NBA ALL-DEFENSIVE SECOND TEAM PLAYER for the first time.
The Spurs and the Miami Heat met once again in the NBA FINALS. On June 10, 2014, in Game 3 of the series, Leonard scored a career-high 29 points in a 111–92 victory. San Antonio went on to win the series 4–1. Leonard averaged 17.8 points on 61% shooting and was named NBA FINALS MVP. He was the third-youngest player to win the award (22 years and 351 days), behind only MAGIC JOHNSON —who won in both 1980 (20 years and 278 days) and 1982 (22 years and 298 days). Leonard was also only the sixth player, first since CHAUNCEY BILLUPS in 2004, to win Finals MVP in a season in which they were not an ALL STAR.
SAN ANTONIO SPURS ARE NEGOTIATING A 5 YEAR $90,000,000.00 DOLLAR EXTENSION, AND THEY NEED TO HURRY UP AND SIGN THAT YOUNG MAN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. NO NEED TO WAIT, JUST GET IT DONE AND MOVE FORWARD TO MAKE THIS KID THE FRANCHISE PLAYER OF THE FUTURE WITH MORE OF THE GREAT DRAFT PICKS THAT THE SPURS WILL MAKE IN THE YEARS GOING FORWARD.
THE MYBOYSAY SAN ANTONIO SPURS SPORTS NATION IS EXCITED TO HAVE KAWHI LEONARD AS THEIR NEW ADDITION TO THE BIG THREE, TO CREATE A NEW QUADRUPLE THREAT, TO BE KNOW AS, “THE GREAT SPURS 4 .COM”.