Kawhi Leonard Reacts To His Return To Basketball

It was a big night for the Clippers.

BYAlexander Cole
Kawhi Leonard Reacts To His Return To Basketball

Kawhi Leonard has been out of basketball for about 16 months now due to an ACL injury. It was easily the worst thing that could have happened to the Los Angeles Clippers who were on track to win an NBA title had Leonard been healthy. This has led to a lengthy recovery process for the Clippers star, and this season, he is back and ready for some action.

Last night, Leonard even got to make his comeback against the Portland Trail Blazers in preseason action. The man scored 11 points in 16 minutes of action, and for the most part, he looked like his old self. It was a fantastic match for the star, especially since his Clippers won. After the game, he told ESPN just how exciting it was to be back out there.

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"It was great," Leonard said. "Just being able to put all that hard work that I did throughout the, 14, 16 months, just able to put it to test and playing against NBA talent, it was good. Just being out there with the guys and talking, I missed it. It was a great experience for me."

This should be a sign of things to come for the Clippers as they look to show the world that they are still title contenders, when healthy.

Stay tuned to HNHH for more news from the basketball world.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.