Mark my words, at the end of this season, the basketball gurus will declare Kawhi Leonard as the best all-around player in the world. Besides being the best defender in the league and a top 5 offensive player, Leonard is a winner. Everything he does on the court is for the betterment of the team. He passes, fights for rebounds and loose balls, and lets his work ethic do the talking for him. Leonard is a rare superstar. He is not a personality, he’s not a brand, he’s not a social media star, he’s a humble, blue-collar athlete who plays for one reason—to win. Expect Leonard and the Toronto Raptors to close out the Sixers today and ultimately advance to the NBA finals.
The narrative in the sports world this week was dominated with the bruhaha around the Houston Astros cheating scandal. For those that don’t read the sports page, Major League Baseball suspended Astros Manager, A.J. Hinch and GM Jeff Luhnow for orchestrating a sophisticated signal stealing scheme dating back to their 2017 championship team.