Beating the Warriors, even at their current hobbled state, is a remarkably tough task. Even at 70%, the Dubs are better than most teams in the league. As they take a 3-1 lead back to Air Canada Center for Game 5, the Raptors find themselves on the verge of accomplishing that feat.
Kawhi Leonard, though he faces a tough decision this summer, is making quite the impression. The Raptors, who never really came close to an appearance in the NBA Finals, are one game away from winning a Championship — with Leonard leading the whole way.
But if he beats the Dubs, they won’t be the first dynasty he has de-throned in his 7 years in the NBA. Remember the “Big 3” Miami Heat who won two Championships in four straight trips to the NBA Finals? Yeah, Kawhi beat them in 2014, months before LeBron left, and won the Finals MVP for guarding him.
So, if he were to win this Finals, he would be looking at two Championships and two Finals MVPs against two of the greatest dynasties to ever exist in the NBA. That is quite a resume for one of the best two-way players in the game.
We will see what else he will do. At 27-years-old, the possibilities are endless.