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58 Kawhi Leonard Quotes on Life & Basketball (FUNNY)

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“My dad leaving my life. That’s the biggest thing that happened to me. I just remember what he tells me, the memories, and try to move on forward each day, knowing that he’s still here, looking down on me.”

Kawhi Leonard
I love the game of basketball, and as long as I can do that, keep playing and try to get some more championships with the organization, I'll be happy.
I love the game of basketball, and as long as I can do that, keep playing and try to get some more championships with the organization, I’ll be happy.
As long as you give your best effort, I feel like that's all you can do.
As long as you give your best effort, I feel like that’s all you can do.
I'm just living in the moment, trying to win every game. That's all I'm focused on.
I’m just living in the moment, trying to win every game. That’s all I’m focused on.
I work all summer and throughout the whole season to be prepared for the challenges that I have to face.
I work all summer and throughout the whole season to be prepared for the challenges that I have to face.

“I look at film, but more than watching individual players, I’m trying to watch a team’s whole offensive scheme. I’m trying to know their tendencies so I can guess. That’s what it comes down to, really, making the best guess.”

Kawhi Leonard
I want to play against the best, and that's what I'm doing, just going out there and being focused, just competing every possession.
I want to play against the best, and that’s what I’m doing, just going out there and being focused, just competing every possession.
I remember being a teenager and watching 40-year-old Michael Jordan compete in his final All-Star game.
I remember being a teenager and watching 40-year-old Michael Jordan compete in his final All-Star game.
I'm trying to see what way I could lead so when the opportunity comes, it won't just hit me in the face.
I’m trying to see what way I could lead so when the opportunity comes, it won’t just hit me in the face.
I'm never trying to break a career high out there.
I’m never trying to break a career high out there.

2 Motivational Kawhi Leonard Quotes on Success

“I want the kids to know that it’s not a myth that somebody from their city plays and wins in the NBA. I just want to influence them to work hard and do whatever they want to do in life, whether it’s to be a basketball player or scientist if they believe in themselves, they can do anything.”

Kawhi Leonard
I like being the underdog so they don't expect what's going to happen. It pushes me to work harder and do the things I'm not doing better.
I like being the underdog so they don’t expect what’s going to happen. It pushes me to work harder and do the things I’m not doing better.

10 Kawhi Leonard Quotes that Will Make You Think

“Not all water is great for you. I drink a lot of water during the day, but I stay away from certain waters because their pH levels are low. Stick to alkaline waters with a higher pH. Trust me.”

Kawhi Leonard
I'm just a low-key guy.
I’m just a low-key guy.
People would ask what college are you going to, and I'd say, 'San Diego State.' And they'd say, 'Why'?
People would ask what college are you going to, and I’d say, ‘San Diego State.’ And they’d say, ‘Why?’
I don't like to bring attention to myself. I don't like to make a scene.
I don’t like to bring attention to myself. I don’t like to make a scene.
You definitely see a difference in some guys' games when they do get paid. I'm trying to make sure I'm not that player.
You definitely see a difference in some guys’ games when they do get paid. I’m trying to make sure I’m not that player.
When I'm away from basketball, I hang out with my friends, chill, and that's about it.
When I’m away from basketball, I hang out with my friends, chill, and that’s about it.
I was good. I probably could have gone to the NFL. I just hated practice.
I was good. I probably could have gone to the NFL. I just hated practice.
I'm just the same guy. I don't need to be a celebrity or a superstar.
I’m just the same guy. I don’t need to be a celebrity or a superstar.
I don't watch ESPN, don't listen to the radio. I just go home and deal with my family.
I don’t watch ESPN, don’t listen to the radio. I just go home and deal with my family.
Everybody plays back-to-backs.
Everybody plays back-to-backs.

13 Kawhi Leonard Quotes on Playing Basketball

“I’m just playing basketball. I just want to be a great player. That’s it. That’s all I’m thinking about. If the other stuff comes, it comes, but I’m just fortunate to play in the NBA Finals and just to play basketball, period.”

Kawhi Leonard
I could be on the court for two hours, and it felt like 10 minutes. It made time go by.
I could be on the court for two hours, and it felt like 10 minutes. It made time go by.
When I'm on the court, I feel all problems go away.
When I’m on the court, I feel all problems go away.
Whoever I'm playing against, I go in and try to stop their best scorer and try to get myself going on the offensive end.
Whoever I’m playing against, I go in and try to stop their best scorer and try to get myself going on the offensive end.
It's all mental. I just have to worry about my game.
It’s all mental. I just have to worry about my game.

“There’s nothing to be scared of. We’re playing basketball. The only thing that could happen is you failing. But as long as you’re going hard, there’s nothing to be scared of for me. I don’t know what there is to be scared of.”

Kawhi Leonard
I'm just happy that people like the way I play.
I’m just happy that people like the way I play.
I'm always trying to come down with a win. That's what matters to me and my squad.
I’m always trying to come down with a win. That’s what matters to me and my squad.

“I try to come in with a focus to stop my man and win the game. I’m always trying to be ready to catch them off their strides by being physical enough without getting fouls.”

Kawhi Leonard
I played basketball when I was little because it was fun for me. It still is now. I just love it. I have a passion for it.
I played basketball when I was little because it was fun for me. It still is now. I just love it. I have a passion for it.
It's how I've been playing my whole life, guarding the best player on the other team.
It’s how I’ve been playing my whole life, guarding the best player on the other team.
I know people are going to put the main focus on stopping me, so I need to learn how to make my teammates better by passing and creating opportunities for them.
I know people are going to put the main focus on stopping me, so I need to learn how to make my teammates better by passing and creating opportunities for them.
I always wanted to play both ends of the floor. I never wanted to be one-dimensional.
I always wanted to play both ends of the floor. I never wanted to be one-dimensional.

4 Kawhi Leonard Quotes on Eating

“I definitely don’t like to eat a lot before I play. I don’t like to play on a full stomach. Sometimes, if I’m feeling hungry before a game, I’ll eat one of those protein bars, but that’s it.”

Kawhi Leonard
I've always liked home-cooked meals.
I’ve always liked home-cooked meals.

“I don’t eat the same meal or at the same time every single day. You get tired of that real quick. I just try to make sure whatever I’m eating is fresh and clean and good for my body. That’s about it.”

Kawhi Leonard

“I rarely eat breakfast because of our schedule, actually. If I do, though, I’ll try to do an egg-white omelet with some bell peppers and mushrooms. Maybe a side of a bunch of different fruits.”

Kawhi Leonard

3 Kawhi Leonard Quotes on Motivation

“I’m just trying to pass Tim Duncan in championships if I can one day. That’s my motivation; that’s what I strive for. Tim is one of the greatest players who has ever played, so if I could get close or reach that plateau and have my name on that list.”

Kawhi Leonard
Winning is motivation.
Winning is motivation.
My motivation wasn't really to get a $95 million contract, you know?
My motivation wasn’t really to get a $95 million contract, you know?

2 Kawhi Leonard Quotes on Cars

Oh man, I like Chevys.
Oh man, I like Chevys.
I like the old-school muscle cars.
I like the old-school muscle cars.

3 Kawhi Leonard Quotes on NBA

“I could have gone to a bigger school. I use it as motivation going to a school that loved me. I wanted to put them on the map and show everyone that you don’t need to go to a top school to make it in the NBA.”

Kawhi Leonard
Everybody in the NBA works on their game. I just tried to follow that lead when I was in high school, college - and now.
Everybody in the NBA works on their game. I just tried to follow that lead when I was in high school, college – and now.
People in the NBA are just as athletic as you. That's the game. You have to have the change of pace. You have to change speeds to get around people.
People in the NBA are just as athletic as you. That’s the game. You have to have the change of pace. You have to change speeds to get around people.

5 Kawhi Leonard Quotes on Becoming a Great Player

Coming in, I wanted to be a great player, and right now at the beginning of my career, I'm showing some slight sunshine that I can be the player I want.
Coming in, I wanted to be a great player, and right now at the beginning of my career, I’m showing some slight sunshine that I can be the player I want.
I'm trying to be one of the greatest players, so whatever level that consists of is where I want to take my game.
I’m trying to be one of the greatest players, so whatever level that consists of is where I want to take my game.
It's just the game itself that drives me. I just want to be able to compete at a high level.
It’s just the game itself that drives me. I just want to be able to compete at a high level.
I just have to move forward and keep working on my game and getting better.
I just have to move forward and keep working on my game and getting better.
I'm not out here just for the money. I want to be a great player.
I’m not out here just for the money. I want to be a great player.

2 Kawhi Leonard Quotes on His Hands

My hands make me a little longer, and that's always a good thing.
My hands make me a little longer, and that’s always a good thing.
People always want to compare their hands to mine. Pretty much everywhere I go.
People always want to compare their hands to mine. Pretty much everywhere I go.

2 Kawhi Leonard Quotes on Spurs

Coming to a team like the Spurs, you're automatically going to learn how to play the game the right way.
Coming to a team like the Spurs, you’re automatically going to learn how to play the game the right way.
The Spurs are a great organization.
The Spurs are a great organization.

2 Kawhi Leonard Quotes on Growing Up

When I was growing up, I didn't have a hometown hero.
When I was growing up, I didn’t have a hometown hero.
That's how I grew up. Just play defense - and make a basket.
That’s how I grew up. Just play defense – and make a basket.

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