I might be a bit premature in celebrating, but my prediction about Kawhi Leonard is proving to be correct – in a big way. The Raptor forward is about to bring the musician Drake and about a million rapid fans from Toronto, Canada their very first NBA Championship. Leonard is my kind of superstar: talented, unassuming, and lethal. Even the great LeBron James never had a playoff run like Kawhi is having this year. I have no idea why the NBA does not consider playoff performance in their determination for league MVP. It’s ridiculous…the NBA playoffs span two full months and are the most consequential games of the season. Kawhi Leonard will be the finals MVP for the second time in his career, but the season MVP will almost certainly go to someone else. What a joke! Congrats to the soon-to-be NBA Champions, Toronto Raptors and their leader, Kawhi Leonard. I told you it would happen!
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.