Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/13/14
HOUSTON — Kawhi Leonard has been having a great quiet season for the San Antonio Spurs. He's shooting the ball at 40% from 3-point range and rebounding the ball at 5.5rpg. He's become the Spurs' primary defensive stopper at the beginning of games and clutch situations, but it hasn't really been showcased with the Spurs not being "media friendly" to some. Last night during the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, Leonard got to showcase his developing skills in front of a major NBA audience, a time where a majority of teams are represented with their fans watching. Kawhi had 20 points in this event, which is probably unheard for non-Spurs fans who think the Spurs still can't score, and also caught the eye of opponents. Kenneth Faried, the MVP of the evening, had this to say about Leonard's game. "Kawhi has big hands, long arms, and big  hands. He plays great D. He can shoot it, actually. And a heck of a player." While it sounds like Faried is surprised at Leonard's offense, it's not for Spurs fans. He's not only shooting the ball at 40% from 3-point land, but he's also shooting 49% overall. This is a special All-Star weekend for the San Antonio Spurs, who are now a balanced offensive juggernaut and can showcase their offensive skills to the rest of the league. His big hands and long arms are something Spurs fans know all too well, especially when he disrupts the opponent's offensive plans the whole game. Leonard is just one of a few Spurs who are in the festitivities for this weekend, including Tony Parker, Tim Duncan, and Matt Bonner. Maybe the rest of the NBA's fan base will appreciate the Spurs like their fans when they're showcased for the world.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Yankees don't want to pay A-Rod home run bonuses

Kobe Bryant needs surgery, likely out for season

Browner wants Patriots to injure Sherman, Thomas

Report: NFL has potential video evidence with Deflategate

Report: Rams, other teams interested in Nick Foles

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Tom Brady: 'My feelings got hurt' in Deflategate controversy

Odell Beckham Jr. says he played with two hamstring tears

Report: A-Rod apologized to new MLB commissioner

Pete Carroll empathizes with Belichick, Pats in Deflategate

Max Scherzer thanks Tigers with full page newspaper ad

Ray Lewis: Patriots should have asterisk for cheating

Allenby rang up $3,400 strip club bill on night of 'kidnapping'

Brady's dad: QB's relationship with Pats 'will end badly'

The five best Super Bowl defenses of all time

Mark Brunell explains why he got emotional over Deflategate

NFL was profiting off Marshawn Lynch's crotch grab

NFL finally getting its own YouTube channel

20 most amazing stats in Super Bowl history

Six X-factors who could make an impact in Super Bowl XLIX

Five potentially fatal flaws for Patriots in the Super Bowl

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

WATCH: Opposing Packers celebrate Pro Bowl TD

WATCH: Sherman, Peterson hug it out at Pro Bowl

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

More questions about Allenby's story

Yanks don't want to pay A-Rod bonuses

Kobe Bryant likely out for the season

Looking back at Super Bowls 1-48

Super Bowl MVPs through the years

The five best Super Bowl defenses

NFL has Deflategate video evidence?

Burnell explains why he got emotional

NFL was profiting off Lynch's gesture

NFL finally getting YouTube channel

20 amazing stats in Super Bowl history

Tom Brady: 'My feelings got hurt'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.