Kawhi Leonard’s clutch gene (and subdued excitement) were on full display in a midseason 2016 game with the San Antonio Spurs and Washington Wizards.
With the score tied 105 all with less than a shot clock remaining, the ball was inbounded to teammate Manu Ginobili at the top of the key. Leonard pretended like he was setting a screen deep in the post before flaring out to the three-point line. Manu saw this and hit Kawhi with a sharp pass, that Leonard collected with a hop-step. Before the defender could recover, Leonard rose up quickly with a long two that danced in the rim with seconds remaining.
The sneakers Kawhi rocked for this game was the Air Jordan XXXI. This 31st sneaker in the line took elements from the Air Jordan 1, with heel panels mimicking the original Air Jordan sneaker. The midfoot and toe featured a soft Flyweave material that proved durable as well. Full-length Zoom Air and a FlightSpeed plate provided maximum bounce no matter where your foot lands.
Cover image via the Laredo Morning Times