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Kawhi Leonard Is a Robot Defender | Best of Kawhi Defense

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  • TheChocolate130
    TheChocolate130 2 жыл бұрын +1892

    His timing, his awareness, his precision, his lateral quickness and his athleticism. All key factors which make him such an all time elite defender.

    • 🎶FrokuBabayy
      🎶FrokuBabayy 18 күн бұрын

      Never realized him and MJ have the same sized hands and wingspan. Makes sense why they're all-time defenders on all 3 levels

    • Theo O
      Theo O 11 ай бұрын

      hes also active with both hands too most dudes only block/steal with their dominant hand

    • Gusion God
      Gusion God  Жыл бұрын

      @Glov S whats your 1st def?

    • Trey King
      Trey King  Жыл бұрын +1

      His timing is unreal

    • smurphas
      smurphas 2 жыл бұрын

      And his huge hands

  • Three Martin
    Three Martin 2 жыл бұрын +394

    Imagine being so good, you have a 18:00 minute long defensive highlight reel. Raptor’s and Clipper’s Kawhi was amazing, but the Spurs pre injury Kawhi was another monster. He’s still the best player in the league to me now, but he was solidifying that spot for real as a Spur. Monster

    • Kiri Kiti
      Kiri Kiti 23 сағат бұрын

      ​@🎶FrokuBabayy I guess he's never heard of the 2015-2016 gsw and 2017 gsw

    • 🎶FrokuBabayy
      🎶FrokuBabayy 18 күн бұрын +2

      @Arkadiusz Rogala You act like Kawhi didnt win the championship in 2019. That automatically means he was the best player at some point

    • Arkadiusz Rogala
      Arkadiusz Rogala 6 ай бұрын +1

      @Dario Blažević no you don’t destroy someone by having the far superior team and barely scraping by. Luka was clearly the best in the series. Clippers barley hung on. Clippers have been utterly embarrassing and that’s also on Kawhi. The biggest problem in trying to have intelligence conversations about basketball is people’s inability to distinguish individual superiority from team success.
      Can your boy Kawhi get to 12,00 career points? That would be nice. LeBron has scored more since he had his 30th birthday

    • Dario Blažević
      Dario Blažević 6 ай бұрын +1

      @Arkadiusz Rogala also klaw avgd 32 on 60/40/90 splits against the mavs. OMEGA LUL.

    • Dario Blažević
      Dario Blažević 6 ай бұрын +2

      @Arkadiusz Rogala he destroyed luka, strapped him up then joe ingles tore his acl. Imma say it again. He was the best player in 2029, 2020 and 2021.

  • Dustal Ruiz
    Dustal Ruiz 2 жыл бұрын +873

    I like how this guy is so humble , he doesn't show off once in these highlights

    • Dario Blažević
      Dario Blažević Ай бұрын +1

      @cheeseburger & baconberry hes literally the best midrange shooter in the league, career 39% 3p shooter and he elevates his game in the playoffs. LOL.

    • Monkey Ahh
      Monkey Ahh 5 ай бұрын

      @King Infinite 😂

    • Real Abraham
      Real Abraham 7 ай бұрын +4

      @cheeseburger & baconberry his one of the best mid range shooters in the nba wym

    • cheeseburger & baconberry
      cheeseburger & baconberry 7 ай бұрын

      He ain't got a game like that to show off lol he's just strong..he's stiff..shooting is avg..very good defense

    • Daniel Kim
      Daniel Kim 10 ай бұрын

      Even the Tin Man in wizard of Oz didn't have a heart lol

  • The Rock Obama
    The Rock Obama 2 жыл бұрын +2006

    Kawhi's best defensive move??
    Stealing the three peat from miami and golden state...

    • 🎶FrokuBabayy
      🎶FrokuBabayy 18 күн бұрын

      @Xlnjv LMAO Kawhi was already up 3-1 when KD got injured and 3-2 when Klay went down. They were gonna beat them anyway

    • Synceno
      Synceno Ай бұрын

      warrior fans still loving the 2 micky mouse ring with kd.

    • Exposedtheprocess
      Exposedtheprocess 2 ай бұрын

      @King Bradley LOL

    • Jrandom X
      Jrandom X 5 ай бұрын

      I love kawhi for this exact reason

    • gerald john
      gerald john 6 ай бұрын

      @Xlnjv Injured kawhi in semi finals 2017 Gsw Vs Spurs? watch it again lmao.

  • EarvGotti
    EarvGotti 2 жыл бұрын +1331

    Kawhi plays like the Hall of Fame CPU Defense on 2K19

    • kenxin Hxc
      kenxin Hxc 5 ай бұрын


    • NateHiggers
      NateHiggers 6 ай бұрын

      Update it. Hall of fame nba 2k22

    • Loser Therapy
      Loser Therapy 6 ай бұрын


    • Some depressed man
      Some depressed man  Жыл бұрын +5

      See da defense on 2k22? Dat shit sumthing else crazy

    • Joe Mama
      Joe Mama 2 жыл бұрын +3

      Still not god enough for Chris smoove

  • Diego G
    Diego G 2 жыл бұрын +244

    This is so fun to watch. NBA players looking just confused and fumbling for the ball while Kawhi making it look easy and having no reaction after lol

  • Forgotten Son
    Forgotten Son 2 жыл бұрын +3865

    *Kawhi Leonard is a big example of “Defense wins Championships”*

      JONJAKE 5 ай бұрын


    • Moon
      Moon 6 ай бұрын

      @Jlc Jlc nah u think 76ers was gonna win in OTs?

    • Arkadiusz Rogala
      Arkadiusz Rogala 7 ай бұрын

      Actually it’s been proven that the best combination of offense and defense wins championships, so it would be cool if we stop with these basketball fallacies and clean up sports analysis

    • VOIDED
      VOIDED 7 ай бұрын

      Giannis as well

    • forceϟ
      forceϟ 8 ай бұрын

      9:36 what the match?

  • TheHuskyK9
    TheHuskyK9 2 жыл бұрын +142

    Kawhi is a rare breed. One of the few players that clamps elite players like Steph, LeBron, KD, Giannis, and many others. Now as a Clipper, his offense is now elite while his defense hasn’t changed. Easily a top 3 player in the NBA

    • Dimash Tabay
      Dimash Tabay Ай бұрын +1

      @D S 🤓

    • D S
      D S 7 ай бұрын +4

      @iqloc- nerd is no longer an insult, what year are you from?

    • Train Pushing Tutorials
      Train Pushing Tutorials 7 ай бұрын +2

      @iqloc- damn bruh he hurt'chu or what

    • iqloc-
      iqloc- 8 ай бұрын

      @Fallen the Dweeb this was 2 years ago nerd.

    • Fallen the Dweeb
      Fallen the Dweeb 8 ай бұрын +2

      I wouldn't say top 3. Availability is still valuable asset that needs to be considered.

  • GabrielPh
    GabrielPh 5 ай бұрын +10

    Crazy how 2 of Kawhi's chips were stopping 2 three peats

  • Jared Martin
    Jared Martin 2 жыл бұрын +27

    It's crazy how he has more career steals than career personal fouls especially in today's era of basketball with how strict the league has been with fouls

    • Ch Ey
      Ch Ey 2 жыл бұрын +1

      I wonder how many technicals he got since he started in the nba... probably less than 5.

  • S P
    S P 2 жыл бұрын +238

    11:43 is the best defensive play of all time - a nolook turnaround diving steal, are you kidding me?

    • Dillon Barros
      Dillon Barros 6 ай бұрын

      No joke my boy in high school used to do this all the time. A couple times he did it on ball. He would dive for back taps lmfao

    • OC
      OC 6 ай бұрын

      That was some matrix stuff

    • Julian Isaac
      Julian Isaac 7 ай бұрын

      I think Lowry would have had it if Kawhi didn't snag it. Great instincts though.

    • Enrique Sundiang
      Enrique Sundiang 11 ай бұрын +2

      @Novak Djokovic when he's in that MUI mode, he can anticipate that move.

    • Juuk
      Juuk  Жыл бұрын +6

      It was insane watching live, i couldn't believe it, never seen anything like it before. He truly is a two way elite player.

  • R.lo3ding
    R.lo3ding 7 ай бұрын +9

    I’ve learned so much by watching him play on defense, how he is patient and not letting the player have any openings. Not being over aggressive

  • Timothy Tamayo
    Timothy Tamayo 2 жыл бұрын +3085

    He's not the quickest, but his timing is ridiculous

    • Gaven Freeman
      Gaven Freeman Ай бұрын

      He plays at his own pace man. Like Luka on defense, quick and active hands, very aware, hustle I mean he got everything fr

    • A snark
      A snark 6 ай бұрын

      He almost is, but his kinesiology is so clean that the jerkier movements which make other players look "quicker" don't give him away.

    • Dario Blažević
      Dario Blažević 11 ай бұрын

      @kefkapalazzo1 go rewatch these playoffs. He locked luka doncic down in the crucial moments. Just like he did with jordan clarkson and donovan mitchell. Hd is a juggernaut.

    • oscar de la barrera
      oscar de la barrera 2 жыл бұрын

      For this plays the people said that he isn't human, he' s mr robot

    • F U
      F U 2 жыл бұрын

      I can't cant find video of Kawhi's defence with song, it had a lot of views but I think KZclip deleted it😯😭

  • Georges Dorelus
    Georges Dorelus 2 жыл бұрын +55

    His ultra instinct, discipline, timing, and focus make him arguably the GOAT perimeter defender

  • Ryan Posadas
    Ryan Posadas 2 жыл бұрын +216

    “You reach and I teach” applies to everyone except for Kawhi Leonard

    • Jarvis Jones
      Jarvis Jones 11 ай бұрын +1

      @back wards that's still crazy I totally forgot about the middle finger dunk block

    • back wards
      back wards 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @Jalenciaga But you don't mention how he stopped Murray's dunk with the middle finger

    • Eman Brutus
      Eman Brutus 2 жыл бұрын +3

      @Jalenciaga He wasn't even guarding Murray the whole time and the few possessions he was he locked his ass up😂😂

    • kiddiccy
      kiddiccy 2 жыл бұрын

      @Jalenciaga you really think Jamal murray will every drop 50 in a playoff game again? Probably not same with this it wont happen again Kawhi had to guard Jokic and Murray not easy guarding 2 players and be the main offensive guy

  • Y B
    Y B 2 жыл бұрын +25

    11:41 is the most impressive defensive play I've seen

  • Lev Better
    Lev Better 2 жыл бұрын +66

    1:41 That timing and footwork. Just wow.

    NORTH CAROLINA 2 жыл бұрын +11

    I swear I can watch these Kawhi Leonard defense highlights on repeat this Is the closest thing to 90s basketball I've seen!

  • Mickey Ari
    Mickey Ari 2 жыл бұрын +1105

    Heres the thing, as of last year, nobody in the league could guard Kawhi; Kawhi could guard anybody in the league

    • D S
      D S 7 ай бұрын

      @Chester Laysico true for that weasel you need teamwork

    • Fanman Ultradude
      Fanman Ultradude 2 жыл бұрын

      @Chester Laysico HAHAH WHAT? hahaha OMG I fucking love listening to GS fans... so enthusiastically wrong.

    • kiddiccy
      kiddiccy 2 жыл бұрын

      @Vhilly Honrado let's see if that's the case this season

    • Dani
      Dani 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Damn bro if you should've waited for the playoffs to say that

    IRA-BIM 2 жыл бұрын +20

    This is why I love watching Kawhi play. You gotta love his effort and hustle on defense aside from him being the focal offense now. Watching other superstars who are a beast on offense but lazy on defense is so boring for me.

  • James Wang
    James Wang 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Crazy amount of energy to carry out offensive defense like him. What a guy!

  • Tyshawn
    Tyshawn 2 жыл бұрын +509

    Yo Kawhi was fast af when he was on the Spurs

    • Doneko Burnside
      Doneko Burnside  Жыл бұрын

      @Adrian he won't be ass on offense , he just wouldn't be averaging 30 like he usually does in the playoffs

    • Rohan Mehra
      Rohan Mehra  Жыл бұрын

      faxx, I miss him in San Antonio

    • sebastian storar
      sebastian storar  Жыл бұрын +12

      @Adrian he averaged like 28 n 10 last year in the playoffs nigga was not ass at all

    • I Sharky
      I Sharky  Жыл бұрын +3

      @wesichi yeah. The whole James Harden plays no defense thing a few years ago really opened my eyes to how special 2 way players are. You gotta be elite on offense and defense, THEN have the motor to maintain it all game?

    • RJ Binning
      RJ Binning  Жыл бұрын +18

      He has term condition tendinitis in his both legs, which will keep slowing him down. My brother had in one leg and it used to hurt crazy when he used to jump or put pressure on it. It all depends on severity too bcs it all depends on your tendons

  • Viva Leroca
    Viva Leroca 6 ай бұрын +3

    The more I watch, the more I realize he's not even that quick, flashy, or explosive. He just knows where the ball is at the right time without being extra. Really efficient.

  • lim lin
    lim lin  Жыл бұрын +3

    Kawhi rarely bets on defense, but gets as many steals as some guards. It was basically a predicted move, and it showed how focused he was.
    That why I always love watching his play

  • MrHurricane131
    MrHurricane131 2 жыл бұрын +1554

    This man has a 17 minutes defense highlight video 😯

    • Easy Lifts
      Easy Lifts 2 жыл бұрын

      3-1 lead

    • Vhilly Honrado
      Vhilly Honrado 2 жыл бұрын

      Luckytron asmr LuckyFri 😏 Murray looks 😐 kawhi looks

    • Mayonaysu
      Mayonaysu 2 жыл бұрын +1

      this should be more than 30 mins if he added kawhi clamping

    • 无法无天
      无法无天 2 жыл бұрын +1

      he still growing

  • Sammie Dixon
    Sammie Dixon 11 ай бұрын +12

    One of the most underrated superstars in the NBA, this young man reminds me so much of Scottie pippen playing both ends of the floor, this young man is a constant professional even when they tried to black ball him in San Antonio, he's a real b-ball player that old school cats like me respect

  • Vinyl Art Collectibles
    Vinyl Art Collectibles 2 жыл бұрын +2

    I’m not a Spurs or Clippers fan BUT this man should be the face of the league! Pure class and an exceptional talent 🙌

    • Jalenciaga
      Jalenciaga 2 жыл бұрын

      You gotta be the best player to be the face of the league 💀💀

  • Efraín Jiménez
    Efraín Jiménez  Жыл бұрын +18

    moral of the story, protect the ball at all cost around Kawhi, even when you don't think he's looking, he really is.

  • RemainLoyalToYour0wnSoil
    RemainLoyalToYour0wnSoil 2 жыл бұрын +6

    That team-ball pass sequence 14:03 was sooooo P-E-R-F-E-C-T😰

  • Sid Mcmillan
    Sid Mcmillan 2 жыл бұрын +4

    Kawhis body control is so unbelievably beautiful. He blocks shots so effortlessly while never draws fouls

  • Kyle M
    Kyle M 2 жыл бұрын +530

    I’m 100% convinced Kawhi was made in a lab by Coach Pop. Automatic defense, strong in fundamentals, humble and level minded, doesn’t shoot a lot of 3s compared to 2s

    • Diego G
      Diego G 2 жыл бұрын

      I mean he kinda did. Maybe not in a lab but in the gym he molded him into the great player that he is. It didn’t hurt that he had Duncan on his team too who was pure fundamentals

    • Mark Law
      Mark Law 2 жыл бұрын

      @mextech141 that's true. There's was a point in Timmy's career where he was going to team up with TMac. That deal fell through because Pops was smart. Pops wasn't smart enough to give Kawhi the benefit of the doubt though and that he immediately regretted.
      Timmy was on the floor, he made those shots.

    • mextech141
      mextech141 2 жыл бұрын

      @Mark Law and Timmy never won anything without a team lead by Coach Pop!

    • Matt C
      Matt C 2 жыл бұрын +1

      I think despite his troubles at San Antonio the Spurs obviously had a huge impact on him. Where do you think he got his fantastic footing and post game? Tim. Where'd he learn to be such an aggressive all around defender and ball stealer? Manu. Not to mention his approach to the game, which is always selfless and oriented around winning, which TD and Pop cultivated.

    • Antonios Soumpasis
      Antonios Soumpasis 2 жыл бұрын

      @Mark Law and the other way the same ?

  • j nike
    j nike 2 жыл бұрын +8

    17 minutes of clutch defense. Dude is a savage

  • Toy
    Toy 2 жыл бұрын +2

    He is the definition of basketball effectiveness

  • Jerson Matthew Minguillan
    Jerson Matthew Minguillan 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Strong as a bull with monster hands and sheer determination to play defense, this guy is an insane one on one defender.

    FRANZ 2 жыл бұрын +2

    His defense is great plus timing 👌👌

  • Rachel Mathis
    Rachel Mathis 2 жыл бұрын +144

    Announcer: This kid's the next generation of Spurs excellence
    Me, a Spurs fan: Dammit!

  • Draco🕷
    Draco🕷 2 жыл бұрын +1358

    Defense isn’t only about steals and blocks, u should’ve put plays of him clamping people making them turn the ball over

    • MerK
      MerK 2 жыл бұрын

      @pINKprotege Murray just score 40pts in front of him while Grant locked him down with 0pt in the 4th quarter, 12pts in 1st half and 2pts in 2nd half. Playoff > Postgame , bruh

    • Mayonaysu
      Mayonaysu 2 жыл бұрын


    • RAID BowMaster
      RAID BowMaster 2 жыл бұрын

      Anthony Hancock your wrong it’s still isn’t gonna back to school my guy

    • Maine Event.
      Maine Event. 2 жыл бұрын

      Facts fr bro

    • Doogz
      Doogz 2 жыл бұрын +1

      That doesn’t translate to highlights or stats so most people don’t care. Unfortunately.
      One the biggest games last season, everyone remembers KD torching the Raps and Kawhi for 50, hitting clutch shot after clutch shot, but forget Kawhi caused him to turn the ball over which sealed the game.

  • WerferHarfer
    WerferHarfer 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Is a time, where everyone can shot a 3 point, this turns to be pure magic. No turnovers, no fouls , just amazing. This puts kawhi in his on league . A big tactic and techno understanding.

  • Justin Le
    Justin Le 2 жыл бұрын +2

    SAS Leonard is a beast on defense, probably the best perimeter defender ever.

  • Brandon Peterson
    Brandon Peterson 2 жыл бұрын +16

    @2:35 Bledsoe is so unbelievably quick but somehow Kahwi still catches him!

  • X- Klawmation!
    X- Klawmation! 7 ай бұрын +2

    The one year with the Raptors is the peak of his career so far. I think it's the best version of him !

  • Anthony Zarate
    Anthony Zarate  Жыл бұрын +4

    Honestly, that shot and block against Houston is the epitome of Kawhi's career!!! He was so far out of that play and Harden (as much as I can't stand how he manipulates the refs) had an easy layup. I actually got teary-eyed watching that replay again!!!!!!
    Kawhi Leonard is one of the most underrated players in NBA history!!!! Bird and Duncan make this list as well!

  • Carlos Villegas
    Carlos Villegas 2 жыл бұрын +3482

    He will do all this and then just look at u like 😐

    • AyoooWTF
      AyoooWTF 6 ай бұрын +1

      He’s a fun guy

    • Nell
      Nell 6 ай бұрын

      Nah he gonna 🤖

    • TMC1of1
      TMC1of1 6 ай бұрын


    • Foxy Chariot
      Foxy Chariot 6 ай бұрын

      @Flounder Fanatic Fishing who died fam

  • D 95
    D 95 2 жыл бұрын +5

    As a Raps fan since the VC days I'm so thankful to have had a magical year with Kawhi, players like him are truly rare, and you can still see the championship mentality he rubbed off on the Raptors.

    • TheRealPVC
      TheRealPVC 3 ай бұрын

      He isn’t a leader, he never was and never will be. Kyle Lowry was the leader on the Raptors championships team.

  • Pat B
    Pat B 2 жыл бұрын +1

    He is truly a player that could fit in perfectly on any basketball team ever.

  • M.C. Siar
    M.C. Siar 2 жыл бұрын +1

    11.42 probably one of the most impressive interception of all time. He just sensed the ball. Didn’t even have to look at it. This is incredible.

  • Thekidisalright
    Thekidisalright 2 жыл бұрын +86

    His steal is like “give me the damn ball you fool” and proceed to take a ball out of someone’s hand. Lol

  • Cactus Dack
    Cactus Dack 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Keep in mind this is not just a little 3 minute mix tape, this is over 17 minutes of just dominance

  • Niggalodeon
    Niggalodeon 2 жыл бұрын +2077

    i'm about 10 min in and i already seen kawhi block bron AND kobe...& steal the ball from curry, kd AND bron twice...goddamn

    • Op
      Op  Жыл бұрын

      Stealing the ball from curry is not impressive

    • John Smith
      John Smith  Жыл бұрын

      @17thNO couldn't agree more. Warriors make a deep playoff run next season if they remain healthy.

    • 17thNO
      17thNO  Жыл бұрын

      @Dario Blažević He's not and Kawhi is my favorite current favorite player. But I have really got a new level of respect for Klay Thompson (who I had respect for before) in his absence. Klay was such a pivotal part of what GSW does. He defended all the best perimeter players while Steph didn't have to do so to much and took a good amount of offensive pressure off Steph and Draymond because of his offense. The Warriors are not the same without him. That said, Kawhi is much better all around..

    • Dario Blažević
      Dario Blažević  Жыл бұрын

      @praveen rajagopal i saw them all, they never cooked him. Also, this year, he shits on all of them. Offensively and defensively.

    • Dario Blažević
      Dario Blažević  Жыл бұрын

      @17thNO klay is good. Doesn't hold a candle to kawhi tho.

  • JadenWrightTV
    JadenWrightTV 2 жыл бұрын +10

    I’m speechless on how good his defense is

  • Chris Thomas
    Chris Thomas 10 ай бұрын +1

    Some of the most impressive steals, incredible defender

  • Alan Bangura
    Alan Bangura 2 жыл бұрын

    He not only is able to swipe at the ball but he always takes the ball away from you. Many times players will swipe the ball but the player will still hustle and get it back due to the randomness of where the ball goes after the swipe. Best on ball defender I've ever seen.

  • FuriousJack 1933
    FuriousJack 1933 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Great Highlights! Kawhi plays hard on both ends of the court. He is like a machine.

  • here2thrive
    here2thrive 2 жыл бұрын +8

    what is even more impressive is how successfully they score after a steal or block from kawhi!

  • Aahanaditya Raj
    Aahanaditya Raj 2 жыл бұрын +122

    The best thing about his defense is that he tries to keep the ball in play. Monster blocks look cool and all but such plays really impact the game.

  • Etvicity
    Etvicity 2 жыл бұрын +1

    I get goosebumps every time I see Kawhi does great defense.... even though I’m a good defender myself (not bragging anyway) I sometimes question myself “How is Kawhi that great??!!!!”

  • Berserker
    Berserker 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Defense is beautiful. Every sport, Basketball, Foot all, Boxing, Soccer and baseball, I love watching the defensive side of the game more than offense. Idk why, just love seeing players compete and give it their all on defense.

  • Jelo Evangelista
    Jelo Evangelista  Жыл бұрын

    He can slow down time and is very precise with his movements. He also calculates every inch of his opponent. Just like a robot

  • Macmac Rivero
    Macmac Rivero 2 жыл бұрын +2

    He's a total package with a great defense and a good offense! WOW KAWOOOOW!!!

  • Romain Viry
    Romain Viry 2 жыл бұрын

    THE best defender in the league, no question. Also most of his defensive plays are like a punck in the stomach for the other team. Rips you, Run on you, Dunk on you, Get back in defense. Scary. His eyes are like shark ones as well, deep dark and emotionless. Gotta make anybody's thinking when you come up to him. And last : never hold the ball in front of him he will throw his big hands on that ball and you'll be left crying about it. My doudou, my favorite, my pride

  • Unriven
    Unriven 2 жыл бұрын +456

    One of the best defensive play I've seen at 11:45

    • Steve Williams
      Steve Williams 2 жыл бұрын

      When you playing defense as a human, but then your A.I kicks in.

    • korimaoist
      korimaoist 2 жыл бұрын

      Eren? wtf u doin here

    • HNS GT
      HNS GT 2 жыл бұрын

      Nihilist i definently agree

    • LouieTae
      LouieTae 2 жыл бұрын

      a nobody that was clean but not like this steal from kawhi

    • Eduardo Cruz
      Eduardo Cruz 2 жыл бұрын

      yeah crazy how he does it, he gets beat knows the the guy is behind him and watches the ball and puts his arms out to stop it without turning around is crazy

  • Marcoangelo
    Marcoangelo 2 жыл бұрын +2

    14:00 I seen this live. . . and I knew they had a big chance to win the championship with the immediate chemistry they had...
    i mean just watch this beautiful basketball

  • Joey Beronio
    Joey Beronio 2 жыл бұрын +22

    11:42 that's the most amazing steal I've seen.

    • l
      l  Жыл бұрын

      greatest steal of all time

  • Omni
    Omni 6 ай бұрын +1

    He didn’t get called for a foul once. This dude really is a master defender.

  • boy Afrika
    boy Afrika 2 жыл бұрын +1

    He knows how to use his wingspan effectively and his timing is ridiculous

    CALVINSIU 2 жыл бұрын +35

    2:34 Look at that speed Spurs Kawhi was a different beast on defense

    • l
      l  Жыл бұрын +1

      he doesnt want to risk injuries anymore, because all he cares about is championships wins, which is why he takes so many days off, and doesnt try as hard during the regular season. people always say hes not as good anymore as he was the year before, because they remember playoff performances due to it being the most recent. when the next playoffs finally come, he is tossed around the "best in the league" discussion constantly

  • Ghostdied
    Ghostdied 2 жыл бұрын +251

    11:18 complains for a foul, blocks James harden like he a little kid, goes back to the ref to complain for a foul. What a legend he is!!!

    • Eureka 007
      Eureka 007 2 жыл бұрын +4

      for a split second Harden was about to complain about the block but he looked over at the ref and Kawhi had already started lmao

    • 2k Michael Jordan
      2k Michael Jordan 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Ghostdied Codm oh ok

    • Abdullai Amir
      Abdullai Amir 2 жыл бұрын +35

      @Ghostdied I see it, he got fouled by Chris Paul and starts complain to the ref while casually and cleanly blocking James harden and goes back to complaining about the earlier foul

    • Ghostdied
      Ghostdied 2 жыл бұрын +30

      @2k Michael Jordan nope he complains about a defensive foul, blocks harden, the. Goes back and complains about earlier

    • 2k Michael Jordan
      2k Michael Jordan 2 жыл бұрын

      Ghostdied Codm I don’t know if you’re joking or not

  • James Fernandez
    James Fernandez 2 жыл бұрын

    Kawhi's defense alone is a highlight reel.

  • DarkDante
    DarkDante  Жыл бұрын

    One of the greatest on-ball defensive players ever.

  • StretchH2O
    StretchH2O 8 ай бұрын +1

    2:35 Love how he turns his body sideways so he has both eyes on the screen and the ball handler

  • jvaish
    jvaish 2 жыл бұрын

    It's wild watching him play. He looks like he's not even trying but he's still so good. Crazy

  • Surprise Cat
    Surprise Cat  Жыл бұрын

    Best perimeter defender of his era. Top 5 defensive player all-time at his peak.

  • CloneCoalition21
    CloneCoalition21 2 жыл бұрын +303

    That epic fastbreak airball by Danny at 8:00

    • Fu Zhang
      Fu Zhang 2 жыл бұрын +1

      That turned to be a gorgeous pass, hahaha

    • Lorenzo Krumm
      Lorenzo Krumm 2 жыл бұрын +1

      @MidnightDrive07 6:32

    • PP_ givva
      PP_ givva 2 жыл бұрын +1

      Fuck he better no shoot like that any more on my team 😂

    • ANIME- KUN
      ANIME- KUN 2 жыл бұрын

      I was disappointed to

    • MidnightDrive07
      MidnightDrive07 2 жыл бұрын +12

      When people read stats to try to discredit Kawhi's playmaking... this is who he was passing to most of his career ...

  • Natrix
    Natrix 2 жыл бұрын +9

    That steel at 11:45 is the best intercepted pass I think I have ever seen

  • Samuel Marks
    Samuel Marks 2 жыл бұрын

    Honestly you should make a close up slow motion version of some of these and break down how he attacks the ball he’s so good at it

  • Daniel Bunton
    Daniel Bunton 2 жыл бұрын +2

    So much better than 'highlights' of people hitting 3s

  • Bobby August Jr.
    Bobby August Jr. 2 жыл бұрын

    There's a lot of Spurs fans like me that got to see so many Ka-Wow moments. There were actually a few years that he was already an amazing player and it seemed that only people in SA even knew about him...aww man, do I miss those days!

  • Zach williams
    Zach williams 2 жыл бұрын +3

    People forget how great 2016 Kawhi was and no one seems to noticed how he won defensive player of the year unanimously after he won it in 2015, led his team to 67 wins, finished second in mvp behind probaly one of the best mvp seasons of all time steph curry , but no one seems to remember because they lost to the thunder who had way more talent and took golden state to the wire

  • Paula Estwick
    Paula Estwick 2 жыл бұрын +327

    Kawhi's Spurs defense was INSANE ‼️ LBJ, Curry, KD, Harden hated to see him...lol. Man, that quad injury and now his knees really has taken their toll...sigh. I'm really hoping this quarantine has helped with healing his knees.

    • Dario Blažević
      Dario Blažević 11 ай бұрын

      @panzoid 2.0 and kawhi dropped 37 on him and WON.

    • cortezmauricio56
      cortezmauricio56 2 жыл бұрын +3

      @C L lbj still has choked 6 finals like a bum lol

    • C L
      C L 2 жыл бұрын

      @Francisco Gonzales who gives a fuck if you were there live? LeBron was getting subbed out that's why he was mad lmao

    • Francisco Gonzales
      Francisco Gonzales 2 жыл бұрын +2

      @C L I was there live bro. No editing lmfao.

  • J'Hue Casey
    J'Hue Casey 8 ай бұрын

    I still remember the video breakdowns from his Sours days when teams would keep whoever he was defending out of the play and in the corner alone just so they didn't have to worry about Kawhi finding a way to break up the play.

  • botallica
    botallica 2 жыл бұрын

    His move is looks so effortless no fancy move just pure effective

  • Lorenze Rosales
    Lorenze Rosales  Жыл бұрын

    The way Kawhi Initiate his Lockdown defense in Uncomparable...🔥

  • Leo Rule
    Leo Rule  Жыл бұрын +19

    Whats annoying is when he steals the ball or block you he will just keep his poker face and comes back to another play

  • Cool Moe
    Cool Moe 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Ka woooow... I Can't Help But Cheer For this Guy No Matter Who Team He Plays For.. Jordan Played the Same Type Defense When the Bulls Were Running Over Every NBA Team.. Good Job Wit the Skit..👍🏿👍🏿

    GRAY WOLF 2 жыл бұрын +312

    He's the best defender I've ever seen.

      GRAY WOLF  Жыл бұрын

      @g and Scottie Pippen.

      GRAY WOLF  Жыл бұрын

      @g Mike was the best player every year and he didn't get MVP every year.....you can't talk about awards when assessing something you're seeing with your own eyes.

      GRAY WOLF  Жыл бұрын

      @g and your point...

    • g
      g  Жыл бұрын +1

      @GRAY WOLF oh wait he got dpoy back to back I think

  • Joerick Batiancila
    Joerick Batiancila 2 жыл бұрын +1

    Kawhi Leonard is amazing.... he is a combination of Air Jordan and The Worm......

  • Waly Diop
    Waly Diop  Жыл бұрын

    This is the definition of an complete basketball player

  • Epic Work
    Epic Work 2 жыл бұрын

    his natural ball instincts are what puts him ahead of everybody...not quick or super athletic but he can predict what everyone is going to do with the ball 3 secs before they do it

    SEANLEN 2 жыл бұрын

    A very humble and talented player in nba

  • Yunan
    Yunan  Жыл бұрын

    The Spurs Kawhi was something else. He puts 100% on defense

  • Mickey Ari
    Mickey Ari 2 жыл бұрын +122

    Astonishes me how hes not regarded as the best player in the NBA. Just because hes lowkey dont mean he not a monster on both ends. Hes the closest thing to kobe and MJ we got. His game at this point, is identical.

    • Dario Blažević
      Dario Blažević 11 ай бұрын

      @LOGHAN BROWN yeah, he’s top 3 😁

    • Iman
      Iman  Жыл бұрын

      @Hamza Mohamed
      LeBron has never lost a game 7 post Boston series and MJ never blew a 3-1 lead.
      As RDC says, don't put LeBron or Kawhi in the same sentence, paragraph, and/or essay if trash isn't after it.
      Kawhi trash.

    • skt t1 ZERO
      skt t1 ZERO 2 жыл бұрын

      @Chris chill lebron scored 8 points in a final game against dallas , what's ur point?

    • Hamza Mohamed
      Hamza Mohamed 2 жыл бұрын +4

      @Chris chill Kobe got swept by dirk lebron choked against the mavs and jordon got swept in the first round lol and they were all best player in the nba at some point. stop the klaw hate

  • AJ Lucky007
    AJ Lucky007 2 жыл бұрын

    How the hell does he block someone from behind like that. That's insane

  • Chinito Carrera in Hawaii
    Chinito Carrera in Hawaii 2 жыл бұрын

    I am here cause he incredible focus on Game 1 and he is really amazing two way player and the defense and a master stealer!Godbless kawhi

  • NationJJ
    NationJJ 2 жыл бұрын

    Kawhi is very much a human and that's what makes it so much fun to watch.

  • The Truth is Potenza
    The Truth is Potenza 2 жыл бұрын +2

    When he intercepted that pass from Luau Dieng to Jimmy Butler that was crazy. He is at least one step ahead of the opposing offense. Even the best offense in the league looks average when Kawhi Leonard is on the floor.

  • Pierre Jackson
    Pierre Jackson 2 жыл бұрын +1

    His best defense and overall game was noticable with the Spurs... I wish he didn't leave. He could have had his own team and they could have won several more championships..

  • Jerick ALBERCA
    Jerick ALBERCA 2 жыл бұрын +129

    When he said " This guy is spurs next brand of excellence", I felt that.

    • 2k Michael Jordan
      2k Michael Jordan 2 жыл бұрын

      Not Gabs they got 4 when they had Tim Duncan, arguably the best power forward of all time, tony Parker, a hall of fame player, and manu ginobili, arguably the best 6th man of all time. They’re all retired now

    • asainkidlin
      asainkidlin 2 жыл бұрын

      wildhorse891 casual ... they have 5 already

    • Not Gabs
      Not Gabs 2 жыл бұрын

      wildhorse891 Pop and the Spurs won 4 rings without him and the one with him he was a luxury role player. Spurs will be just fine

    • G.J.G.
      G.J.G. 2 жыл бұрын

      wildhorse891 🤝

    • G.J.G.
      G.J.G. 2 жыл бұрын +15

      wildhorse891 yessir! Spurs messed up the moment they traded him. Now he’s on his way to get his 3rd ring and 3rd Finals MVP

  • KenTon Thompson
    KenTon Thompson 2 жыл бұрын +1

    *Like another comment stated, the fact that he defended all of the greats(Steph, Bron, KD Harden, Giannis, Russ) and at times made them look weak proves that he's the best... They don't instill that type of fear upon one another*

  • Troy Naval
    Troy Naval 2 жыл бұрын

    One of a kind generational talent

  • Xewsi
    Xewsi  Жыл бұрын +1

    4:22 - 4:25. The cleanest steal i have ever seen