- Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has not played for a long time.
- Leonard was seen taking some shots in an offseason workout.
- Fans clowned him for missing some easy shots.
It has been way too long since Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard has taken the court. One of the best players in the NBA when healthy, Leonard has been working his way back for a long time.
Well, he was seen taking some practice shots in an offseason workout, which is certainly an encouraging sign (h/t Tomer Azarly of ClutchPoints).
Clippers star Kawhi Leonard putting in work at UCSD this morning 👀
(h/t @TravoWatson) pic.twitter.com/5z9KPHWCc8
— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) June 24, 2022
That is definitely a step in the right direction for Leonard.
Fans Clown Kawhi Leonard For Missing Some Easy Shots While Others Are Excited About His Return
Unfortunately, Leonard’s practice regime — at least from this clip — was not encouraging. He missed some easy shots, and NBA fans were quick to notice that.
— Joe The Man (@theMANjoee) June 24, 2022
— josh (@jreambig_) June 24, 2022
building a house smh..
— Willy (@UnfazedWil) June 24, 2022
His shot looks different in a bad way.
— J Plays 2k (YT) (@ImStillMe236) June 24, 2022
However, others were ecstatic to see Leonard on the court — especially Clippers fans.
Championship bound https://t.co/7MAlR55dJW
— 𝕂𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕪 𝕆𝕟𝕪𝕖𝕞𝕒 🇳🇬 (@champagnexkenny) June 24, 2022
Calling it now a healthy Clips vs healthy Warriors in WCF……attrition is huge tho https://t.co/b1obt2kHO5
— The Problem AND The Solution (@SSDTVNETWORK) June 24, 2022
We winning the chip, end of story https://t.co/3HrTXI76DG
— BlackSector19 (@BSector17) June 24, 2022
Keep in mind that this was only 14 seconds of footage from Leonard’s recent workout at UCSD, so surely he did better during the remaining portion.
Nonetheless, Leonard taking shots on a basketball court is terrific news for the Clippers — and the NBA in general — and we will see if he can be ready to go by the 2022-2023 season opener.