Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers are not considered championship favorites right now.
However, this may be a good thing for them.
Whenever he was considered a serious contender, something bad happened to him.
Now people seem to be ignoring him, which may work in his favour.
Kawhi Leonard sent a message to his teammates, showing his confidence in the team ahead of this year’s playoffs.
Clippers Kawhi Leonard entering playoffs at comfort level: “Confident in it. You have to be optimistic about it. We are who we are at this point. We’re either going to focus and get better. But We’ve still got a game to win tomorrow, nothing is guaranteed for us.
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) April 8, 2023
Leonard made it clear that nothing is given to the Clippers, especially at this point.
They need to warm up before the playoffs as they may see a tough opponent in the first round.
The Phoenix Suns will be their first matchup if the season ends now, and the Clippers know it’s a big challenge.
Leonard had a cold response when asked about the Suns, almost saying he didn’t pay attention to them.
What does Kawhi Leonard think about the Kevin Durant Suns?
Kavi: “I haven’t assessed his team like that. This is a question you should ask them. pic.twitter.com/UsnyDHFk8x
— Joy Linn (@joeylinn_) April 8, 2023
Leonard knows his team can also be dangerous, and he’s focused on being the best player he can be in the post-season.
Paul George is still sidelined, but the Clippers found a great piece in Russell Westbrook.
The point guard is trying to make a statement with the Clippers.
They need to win a championship this season to silence the doubters and show that they have come through.
The Clippers end their season today against the aforementioned Suns in a game that could be a preview of a first-round duel.
This team has done the work and is now heading towards the post season. Where they land isn’t a problem for their head coach or players.
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