Can Kawhi Leonard Be Stopped?

  • Published: 28 April 2019
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    In Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Kawhi Leonard scored a career high 45 points to lead the Toronto Raptors to a convincing victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Coach Nick explains how he got his buckets and if there is any hope in stopping him.
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Comments • 745

  • Shivan Anirudhra
    Shivan Anirudhra  1 months back

    my fave player...dont think he can be stopped when hes in full flight.... his moves unstoppable...and hes a crazy tough defender

    • Dao Tran
      Dao Tran  1 months back

      I’ve asked many times before and I’ll ask it again...why are you not coaching at the NBA level??? You should be!

      • Lanre Akerele
        Lanre Akerele  1 months back

        Who just come to this video, knowing the Raptors beat the Sixers?

        • cunt ass
          cunt ass  1 months back

          NO HE CAN NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Ronilo Torlao
            Ronilo Torlao  1 months back

            Yes kawhi is very d best player and simple guy to play balanced very humble

            • tatt oo sticker
              tatt oo sticker  2 months back

              Kawhi is trying to win unlike somebody

              • panggop jio
                panggop jio  2 months back

                Kawhi is trying to win unlike somebody

                • BB Cute
                  BB Cute  2 months back

                  Referee won Game 2.

                  • AnthonyAnalog
                    AnthonyAnalog  2 months back

                    A Kyle Lowry ISO in crunch time is the only thing that can stop Kawhi.

                    • hen ko
                      hen ko  2 months back

                      He had a above average game, doubt he will have 40+ again

                      • Hi im Ish
                        Hi im Ish  2 months back

                        this is beautiful beautiful basketball. Soooooooooooooooo much better than harden man. How did harden get so famous is beyooond me.

                        • dtabot 17
                          dtabot 17  2 months back

                          Can Kawhi Leonard be stopped?
                          next question.

                          • Benjamin Dinon
                            Benjamin Dinon  2 months back

                            Yes :)

                            • Sean Milne-Morrow
                              Sean Milne-Morrow  2 months back

                              Kawhi is mr. more steals than fouls

                              • Ahmad Dzaky
                                Ahmad Dzaky  2 months back

                                Some of you might get triggered but.


                                • FruitPunch Samurai
                                  FruitPunch Samurai  2 months back

                                  Jimmy Butler: next question.

                                  • Arnav Jain
                                    Arnav Jain  2 months back

                                    The goddamn music man

                                    • yanolopuedo
                                      yanolopuedo  2 months back

                                      Hoodie Melo. Untucked kyrie.

                                      Rested kawhi

                                      • Julio Roxas
                                        Julio Roxas  2 months back

                                        That laugh caught me off guard 🤣🤣🤣

                                        • ÿCJ_YT
                                          ÿCJ_YT  2 months back

                                          Zaza: *Hold my beer*

                                          • Clique Forever l-/
                                            Clique Forever l-/  2 months back

                                            Guys got big hands.

                                            • ManUP JC
                                              ManUP JC  2 months back

                                              Coach Nick could you do an analysis video about the Nuggets vs Spurs game 7.

                                              • ali biid
                                                ali biid  2 months back

                                                But only Wana make money on ower people we have to understood that after how money years Weare playing in this cup can ever we think to got the cup now iam sorry on my self

                                                • ali biid
                                                  ali biid  2 months back

                                                  yow yow yow hold up never ever torono wining nba cup really just fake playing

                                                  • philchips
                                                    philchips  2 months back

                                                    Aww! 76ers take home court! Premature!

                                                    • EVERYTHING ! !
                                                      EVERYTHING ! !  2 months back

                                                      Kawhi is trying to win unlike somebody

                                                      • Jonathan Cortes
                                                        Jonathan Cortes  2 months back

                                                        Prisoner of the moment

                                                        • GC 10
                                                          GC 10  2 months back

                                                          He had a above average game, doubt he will have 40+ again

                                                          • ManUP JC
                                                            ManUP JC  2 months back

                                                            Kawhi was doing some MJ stuff in this game O.o

                                                            • Muhammad Ahmed
                                                              Muhammad Ahmed  2 months back


                                                              • Habjeetum So
                                                                Habjeetum So  2 months back

                                                                Damn kawhi was killing it like how iron man got killed in endgame

                                                                • Ian B
                                                                  Ian B  2 months back

                                                                  I love that Kawhi is textbook basketball

                                                                  • Rodrigo Correa
                                                                    Rodrigo Correa  2 months back

                                                                    the answer is not

                                                                    • enchantrand-esque
                                                                      enchantrand-esque  2 months back

                                                                      Notice how when Kawhi gets Simmons in the air he doesn't jump into him to draw a foul, instead he maneuvers around him for the easy 2. Did you ever see Jordan trying to draw fouls?

                                                                      • Vic Lavar
                                                                        Vic Lavar  2 months back

                                                                        Shot 4 - 9 against Ben Simmons.

                                                                        • Ahmad King
                                                                          Ahmad King  2 months back

                                                                          Damn is Kawhi MJ Jr or what?

                                                                          • Saher Mohammad
                                                                            Saher Mohammad  2 months back

                                                                            No. He can’t be stopped.

                                                                            • NclinedMuzaclly
                                                                              NclinedMuzaclly  2 months back

                                                                              lol 0:28-0:30 so mad

                                                                              • henry manahan
                                                                                henry manahan  2 months back

                                                                                his steals get me the most hyped

                                                                                • triodesrbetter
                                                                                  triodesrbetter  2 months back

                                                                                  He's unstoppable flopping. Imagine that. He scores with his skill.

                                                                                  • Yeshua Dean
                                                                                    Yeshua Dean  2 months back

                                                                                    That kawhi laugh will go down in meme history 😂

                                                                                    • Gavin Gear
                                                                                      Gavin Gear  2 months back

                                                                                      kawhi is officially more skilled and better than michael jordan.

                                                                                      • TrapStar
                                                                                        TrapStar  2 months back

                                                                                        That Kawhi's Laugh

                                                                                        • Jacob Bevis
                                                                                          Jacob Bevis  2 months back

                                                                                          like i don't even know where you sittin at

                                                                                          • Tekk Luthor
                                                                                            Tekk Luthor  2 months back

                                                                                            no word about the Raptors from the US media

                                                                                            • Madison Williams
                                                                                              Madison Williams  2 months back

                                                                                              Coach, on a lot of these Kawhi dribble attacks, his hands seem very "sticky" with the ball, to the point where the ball is staying in his hand for longer than it naturally should. Assuming he is micro-palming on the dribble, that would give him a pretty nice advantage to create weird timings for putting the ball on the floor for the defender to deal with.

                                                                                              I doubt any NBA ref would ever call a discontinued dribble on these, since they are very subtle, but they remind me of the Isaiah Thomas video you did a couple years back where he gets his hand a little under the ball to create weird dribble timings.

                                                                                              Any word on this? What is ok to do if you have Klaws like Kawhi?

                                                                                              • Jakeem
                                                                                                Jakeem  2 months back

                                                                                                Harris did the best job on him everyshot was tough, just better offense by Khwai. Great offense beats great defense all the time.

                                                                                                • Sean McGoldrick
                                                                                                  Sean McGoldrick  2 months back

                                                                                                  1. Kawhi is obviously very, but he was incredibly hot
                                                                                                  2. Simmons and Harris both played good D for the most part, many of the contests in this video were great, but Kawhi was hot so it doesnt matter
                                                                                                  3. It is very unlikely Kawhi has another shooting outing like this for the remainder of the series. He only had two such games against a much worse Orlando team
                                                                                                  4. Sixers are not out of it yet