Kawhi Leonard Ultimate Fan Quiz

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How many points did Kawhi Leonard average in his rookie season?

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Leonard averaged 7.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.3 steals in 64 games with the Spurs in his rookie season.

What year did Kawhi rank 3rd on the NBA All-Time Point Leaders for a single post-season?

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In the 2019 playoffs, Kawhi set a new record. By the time it was all said and done, he amassed a grand total of 732 points in the span of 24 games played.

True Or False: Kawhi won the NBA Finals MVP in 2014 over Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili

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Which NBA Player Did Kawhi Idolize Growing Up?

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It’s no surprise Leonard grew idolizing Michael Jordan. Several NBA analysts have said that Leonard’s game and physique resemble Jordan’s. According to his friends, Leonard would watch four to five hours of Jordan highlights at a time. Even during team dinners, Leonard would have his phone on his lap watching Jordan highlights. His friends have also said that he would always compare himself to Jordan.

“I’m Mike. You like LeBron, you like Kobe? Yeah, they’re cool, but I’m Mike. I want to be the best, the greatest,” Leonard said.
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What's Kawhi's middle name?

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Kawhi Anthony Leonard.

True Or False: The San Antonio Spurs made it to the NBA Finals in Kawhi's rookie NBA season.

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How many years did Kawhi play basketball in college

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As a freshman at San Diego State University in 2009–10, Leonard averaged 12.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per game for the Aztecs. He helped the team achieve a 25–9 record and led them to win the Mountain West Conference (MWC) tournament title. The Aztecs thus received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament but would lose in the first round to Tennessee, 62–59, with Leonard recording 12 points and 10 rebounds. He led the MWC in rebounding and was named MWC Freshman of the Year, First Team All-MWC, and the 2010 MWC Tournament MVP.

During his sophomore season, Leonard averaged 15.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per contest as the Aztecs finished with a 34–3 record and won back-to-back conference tournament championships. Led by Leonard, San Diego State once again made the NCAA tournament. This time the Aztecs advanced to the Sweet 16, but then they lost to eventual national champions, Connecticut. Leonard was named to the Second Team All-America and left San Diego State to enter the 2011 NBA draft.

On February 1, 2020, SDSU retired Leonard's number 15, making him the first player in program history to receive this honor.
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How many points did Kawhi Leonard average during the 2019 NBA Finals?

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Leonard averaged 28.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 2.2 steals in the 2019 Finals and was named Finals MVP.

Which team picked Kawhi in the 2011 NBA draft?

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Leonard was selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers but was traded that night to the San Antonio Spurs along with the rights to Erazem Lorbek and Dāvis Bertāns in exchange for George Hill.

How many times has Kawhi won the NBA Championship

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Leonard won his first championship in 2014 with Spurs and second with the Raptors in 2019. He was named Finals MVP both times.

What number did Kawhi wear in college?

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Where did Kawhi attend high school his junior and senior year?

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Leonard attended Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California, before transferring to Martin Luther King High School for his junior year. In his senior year there, he and Tony Snell led the King High Wolves to a 30–3 record. Leonard averaged 22.6 points, 13.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and 3 blocks per game that year and was named California Mr. Basketball.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Leonard was listed in the recruiting rankings of 2009 as the No. 8 small forward and the No. 48 player nationwide.
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True or False: Leonard currently has the highest winning percentage in NBA history.

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According to HoopsHype, Leonard has the highest winning percentage in NBA history at 75.3 percent. Since his career isn’t over yet, it can go higher or even drop before his time with the Clippers is up. However, it’s still very impressive considering that he has suited up for three different teams.

How many seasons did Kawhi play for the spurs?

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Kawhi played for the Spurs for 7 seasons, 2011-2018.

Which college basketball team did Kawhi play for?

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As a freshman at San Diego State University in 2009–10, Leonard averaged 12.7 points and 9.9 rebounds per game for the Aztecs. He helped the team achieve a 25–9 record and led them to win the Mountain West Conference (MWC) tournament title. The Aztecs thus received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament but would lose in the first round to Tennessee, 62–59, with Leonard recording 12 points and 10 rebounds. He led the MWC in rebounding and was named MWC Freshman of the Year, First Team All-MWC, and the 2010 MWC Tournament MVP.

During his sophomore season, Leonard averaged 15.7 points and 10.4 rebounds per contest as the Aztecs finished with a 34–3 record and won back-to-back conference tournament championships. Led by Leonard, San Diego State once again made the NCAA tournament. This time the Aztecs advanced to the Sweet 16, but then they lost to eventual national champions, Connecticut. Leonard was named to the Second Team All-America and left San Diego State to enter the 2011 NBA draft.

On February 1, 2020, SDSU retired Leonard's number 15, making him the first player in program history to receive this honor.
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When was the first season that Kawhi won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award?

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Kawhi won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award for the first time in the 2014-15 season. He won the award again in the 2015-16 season.

Who is Kawhi's best friend in the NBA?

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As one of the most low-key superstars that the NBA has ever seen, people might be hard-pressed to figure out who Kawhi Leonard’s closest friends are in the league. Although he had an ugly departure from the San Antonio Spurs, Leonard enjoyed a good rapport with his Toronto Raptors teammates, and he seems to have left on good terms. However, his closest relationship isn’t with them, either.

Instead, Leonard’s best friend is Jeremy Castleberry, a man who, while not a household name in even the most devout NBA circles, has known Leonard since high school.

Jeremy Castleberry is an NBA assistant coach who has been with the Raptors and the Spurs alongside Kawhi Leonard. Much like LeBron James, Leonard has always been big on keeping his friends around as he moves teams, and Castleberry has built a solid reputation along the way. The pair first met in high school, where they played as teammates.

The relationship continued in college, where Castleberry joined Leonard at San Diego State. Leonard was the clear star in the team, but Castleberry made his way to the NBA using a different method than his friend, and the two have been joined at the hip ever since.
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What is the most points Kawhi has put up in a single game

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On January 01, 2019, Leonard scored 45 points in the Raptors' 122-116 win over the Utah Jazz.

What season was Kawhi Leonard named the NBA All-Star Game MVP?

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Leonard posted 30 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals on 8 of 14 shooting from beyond the arc, winning the MVP.

What sport did Kawhi play in high school other than basketball?

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Kawhi Leonard made a career decision that altered the future of pro sports.

It was 2006, not 2019. Leonard was a ninth-grade DB and WR in Riverside, Calif. And the biggest NBA free agent today might've changed the course of pro football forever with his decision not to play it any longer.

"I was good," Leonard told Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News. "I probably could have gone to the NFL. I just hated practice."

Imagine if Leonard stuck with football -- the sport his cousin Stevie Johnson played for the Bills, 49ers and Chargers. Leonard could've easily been an NFL All-Pro.

Leonard's listed height (6-foot-7) is two inches taller than Calvin Johnson's. He's only nine pounds lighter than Megatron was. His 11.25-inch hands and rebounding ability would've made him a go-to target as a wideout -- or like Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates, and other hoops stars before him -- as a super athletic tight end.
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What is Kawhi Leonard's career-high in blocks?

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On December 12, 2014, Leonard set his career-high in blocks in a 99-91 win over the Denver Nuggets.

How many times did Kawhi make the NBA All-Defensive First Team?

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He made NBA All-Defensive First Team in 2015–2017.

What year did Kawhi earn his first NBA MVP award?

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How many siblings does Kawhi have?

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Kawhi Leonard was born on June 29, 1991, in Los Angeles, California, wherein he was raised. He is the last of five kids born to Mark Leonard (father) and Kim Leonard (mother). He has four elder sisters. His father was murdered in 2008 at the Compton car wash he owned.

What year did Kawhi Leonard receive his first All-Star selection?

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Leonard notched 17 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals in his first career All-Star Game.

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