Los Angeles Clippers star forward Kawhi Leonard is one of the NBA‘s brightest stars. Yet, despite capturing two NBA titles and four All-Star bids, one honor has alluded him during his eight-year professional career, that is until Friday night.
Leonard recorded his first-ever triple-double in a comeback 122-117 victory over the Miami Heat. Leonard grabbed 10 boards, had 10 dimes, and scored 33 points. Little did we know that Leonard’s extra pep in his step may have come from some extracurricular activities the night before.
Watch Kawhi Leonard Hit Strip Club Night Before Triple-Double
Kawhi Leonard apparently wasn’t lying when he proclaimed himself a “fun guy.” The reigning Finals MVP has taken Twitter by storm as clips of what appears to be the Clippers star have circulated the web in which Leonard can be seen getting a lapdance from a stripper at a strip club.
The video was apparently taken the night prior to Leonard’s career night. The clip is titled “see why Kawhi doesn’t play on back to backs.” Obviously making light of his tendency to take games off due to “load management.”
You can watch the NSFW video here or check out the still photos below.
Twitter Clowns Kawhi For New Balance Hoodie
Twitter users wasted no time commenting on Kawhi’s pre-game adventure. Furthermore, they wasted no time commenting upon his apparel. With New Balance trending on Twitter, you can help yourself to some choice humor. Check out a few examples, below.
As the saying goes, all publicity is good publicity. When Leonard signed a multiyear endorsement deal with them back in November of 2018, New Balance definitely expected some additional time in the limelight. Though a strip club trip might not have been the brand recognition that New Balance was looking for, it did result in their brand trending on Twitter.
Is Kawhi Making an MVP Push?
Kawhi has now scored 30-plus points in each of his past seven games, breaking his previous career-long streak of six games. He also produced his first-career triple-double without his running mate Paul George on the court this past Friday.
The Clippers have now ripped off victories in seven of their past 10 games and are just a half-game behind the Utah Jazz for second place in the Western Conference. They are also creeping up on their inner-state rivals the Los Angeles Lakers. Lebron James and the Lakers have a four and a half-game lead on the Clippers as we sit here today.
The league has begun to take notice of Leonard’s dominant play. In NBA.com’s latest Kia MVP Ladder column, Kawhi saw a meteoric rise from seventh all the way up to third, just behind reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and Lebron.
The Clippers will need to continue to keep winning, and arguably most importantly, Kawhi will have to keep playing to remain in the race, but at the moment he has more than a fighter’s chance to stake claim to his first-ever regular-season MVP award.
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