Kawhi Leonard had a rough game 7 against the Denver Nuggets that capped off the Clippers bizarre playoffs collapse and Stephen A. Smith had fun throwing it in his co-hosts face on Wednesday morning.
During game 7 on Tuesday night, Kawhi scored 14 points for the game and went scoreless down the stretch in the fourth quarter.
Kawhi finishes with 14-6-6 on 6-22 shooting.
He was 1-10 in the 2nd half.
In the 2nd half of this series he averaged 9 points on <35% from the field.
— nick wright (@getnickwright) September 16, 2020
Paul George and Kawhi Leonard combined to go 0-11 with 0 points in the 4th quarter of Game 7. pic.twitter.com/m6thHDovcG
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 16, 2020
During Wednesday’s edition of First Take, Stephen A. Smith went on an epic rant blasting Max Kellerman, who had said in the past that Kawhi was more clutch than Kobe and better than LeBron James.
“When it comes to the sport of basketball, you should be banned from talking about the sport,”
“Your take was embarrassing! After all of this noise that you have made all of these years about Kawhi Leonard, you come on the top of the show, I stepped back, I got a cup of tea right here, Max I gave you the floor and your response to the American public, after the drivel you have subjected us all to for the last several years is ‘Oops, I blew it’? That’s the best you can do?”
Oh noooo, @stephenasmith brought out the receipts this morning! 😲
"Kawhi Leonard, that might be the biggest choke job we've ever seen in NBA history." pic.twitter.com/jJEcRRaJSw
— First Take (@FirstTake) September 16, 2020
NBA fans enjoyed Stephen A’s rant on Kellerman.
Max Kellerman listening to Stephen A Smith tear him apart💀 pic.twitter.com/iLBCZaedE4
— Anthony Cortes (@Pablo_Anthony_X) September 16, 2020
Stephen a Smith just said max Kellerman should be banned from giving basketball takes pic.twitter.com/8XXfjcGKNz
— John (@iam_johnw) September 16, 2020
Stephen A Smith destroyed all of the hope Max Kellerman had in Kawhi pic.twitter.com/77uul4pfui
— IIBroGodII (@_IIBroGodII) September 16, 2020