Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard is in outstanding form as he attempts to lead the franchise to this year’s NBA Finals.
After missing most of the 2018 season with a quad injury, Kawhi’s form rise has been a major positive talking point of the year.
NBA Veteran Kendrick Perkins has gone as far as saying that Kawhi Leonard is showing shades of one of the greatest players of all time, Michael Jordan.
“Kawhi Leonard reminds me of Michael Jordan.”
— Get Up (@GetUpESPN) April 22, 2019
“This may sound crazy, but Kawhi Leonard reminds me of Michael Jordan,” Perkins said during a Monday appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up.”
“I’m not comparing him to Mike. But if you watch the way he plays, his style, the way he plays the game on both ends – he has a game that mimics Michael Jordan.
“It’s not all the way fancy. He gets to his spots (on the floor). He’s got nice turnarounds, big hands, palms the ball. And on the defensive end, he’s probably the best in the game.”
Leonard averaged a career-high 26.6 points in his first season in Toronto, his form has already so far carried on into the post-season with a 28-point average in the first-round playoffs series against the Orlando Magic.
The Raptors will have a chance to close out the series in Game 5 on Tuesday at their home court, Scotiabank Arena.