Colin Cowherd: “If Kawhi Leonard in two and a half or three months is holding up the championship trophy he’s a top 10 player in the league all-time. And I’m going to say it today. He’s a TOP 5 PLAYER OF ALL TIME. You tell me ‘winning’ matters. As of this morning he’s in this very elite club: in the history of the NBA you’ve been a Finals MVP winner with two different teams – Kareem, LeBron, and Kawhi. Here’s another club where you have been a Finals MVP AND a Defensive Player of the Year: Michael, Hakeem, and Kawhi Leonard. You dominate the Finals, so you’re the best player in the biggest games, and you’re also the best defensive player in the league. Wasn’t that always the thing with Jordan? You needed a stop and you needed a shot, THAT was Michael. We’re not done, now let’s go to the VIP, GOAT club, where you been the best player in the Finals, AND a Defensive Player of the Year, AND an MVP of the All-Star Game which is the world’s best players and you’re the best one there: Michael and Kawhi. Bruh, how many more clubs you gotta be in?? All the guys he’s in the club with are top 10 players.” (Full Audio Above)
Listen to Colin Cowherd explain why he thinks Kawhi Leonard becomes a top 5 all-time player if he wins the 2020 NBA Finals with the Los Angeles Clippers, and becomes the first player in league history to win three Finals MVPs with three different teams.
Check out the bold audio above as Colin proclaims that Leonard will pass players the likes of Larry Bird, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, Bill Russell and Shaquille O’Neal with another championship run that would then include a resume with three NBA Finals MVPs with three different teams, a Defensive Player of the Year Award, and an All-Star MVP trophy.