Kawhi Leonard is now a starting member of the San Antonio Spurs and is fighting for an NBA Championship. At Surf The Spear, we wish Kawhi Leonard nothing but the best of luck in the NBA. He took San Diego State to the Sweet 16, and he will take the Spurs to a National Championship. That much we believe. Kawhi Leonard is part of an extraordinarily unique San Antonio Spurs team. This is the first time in Spurs history that they have swept two consecutive series in the NBA Playoffs. They defeated the (8th ranked) Utah Jazz and the (5th ranked) La Clippers in four straight games.
The San Antonio Spurs will now take on a team that most people have picked to win the NBA Championship the Oklahoma City Thunder Kawhi Leonard is the best San Diego State Basketball Alumni in the history of the University in my opinion. In the second game of the San Antonio Spurs vs. Oklahoma City Thunder –
Kawhi had the best game of his young post season Career. Kawhi ended the night with another double-double, his first career double-double in the post season. Kawhi’s stat line read: 18 points, 10 rebounds. Did you miss the game tonight and would like to watch the highlights?
Kawhi named to the Rising Stars All-Star Game. (NBA ALL-Star Game for up and coming stars on the NBA Circuit). Kawhi has had some crazy dunks nationwide on ESPN Sports Center Top 10. He has had a terrific start to the beginning of what we only know and hope will be a Hall of Fame career.
This is a short list of awards Kawhi was earned so far this season.
|NBA 1st-Team All Rookie||Rookie|
|USA Select Team||Rookie|
|NBA Rookie All Star Team||Rookie|
|Top 5 In The Rookie MVP Voting||Rookie|
From the above table, you maybe wondering what is the USA Select Team? The USA Select Team is the practice squad for are USA Olympic Basketball Team. Leading up to the Olympics they will practice against the Olympic team and will provide members to the team should any injury’s occur. If you still do not understand what I am talking about, this example is for you. USA Olympic Team = The A Team and the USA Select Team = The B Team.
This is a list of Athletes from the Spurs Team (Site)
Named to the 2012 USA Basketball Select squad were: Ryan Anderson (Orlando Magic / California); DeJuan Blair (San Antonio Spurs / Pittsburgh); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings / Kentucky); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors / USC); Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz / Georgia Tech); Paul George (Indiana Pacers / Fresno State); Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls / USC); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz / Butler); Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers / Duke); Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs / San Diego State); Jeremy Lin (New York Knicks / Harvard); Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors / Washington State); and Wall (Washington Wizards / Kentucky). (Site)