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 will become a Top 5 All-Time NBA player if Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers win the NBA Finals later this summer.
Check out the video above as Colin details why he’s even pushing Kawhi past legends the likes of Larry Bird, Shaquille O’Neal, Kobe Bryant, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bill Russell, and Wilt Chamberlain if he becomes the first player in league history to win three Finals MVPs with three different teams.