NBA legend makes controversial statement about Kawhi Leonard

LA Clippers star Kawhi Leonard was named to the All-NBA Second Team on Wednesday. The Clippers released a press release detailing why Leonard received this honor and said the following:

“The NBA announced that LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard has been named to the 2023-24 All-NBA Second Team. This marks the sixth time in Leonard’s career that he has received an All-NBA distinction. Leonard, who Appearing in 68 games this season, he was the only NBA player this season to shoot at least 52% from the field, 41% from three and 88% from the free throw line. The 6-foot-7 forward. He also ranked fifth in the NBA in steals (.1.6) and average field goal percentage and minutes played (34.3) and the Moreno Valley, Calf., native was previously named to the All-NBA first team in 2016. , 2017 and 2021, and the All-NBA second team in 2019 and 2020.”

Despite what these numbers show, NBA legend Charles Barkley questioned Leonard’s second-team placement, saying, “I’m surprised Kawhi is second-team.”

There’s always a lot of debate when All-NBA teams are released, and that’s especially prevalent in this era that has so many talented players. With only 15 All-NBA spots, there will always be players left out who deserve it, and there will always be players who have reasons to be placed higher than they were.

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