UPDATE (1:18 p.m. EST): Penny Hardaway clarified his comments with an instagram post on Monday, saying that Kawhi Leonard dislikes the “media and endorsement side of being a super star.”
“Calm down people. I never said that Kawhi wasn’t a super star. I know that he is a super star. I only stated that he doesn’t like the media and endorsement side of being a super star. Best 2 way player in the league.”
— SLAM Magazine (@SLAMonline) August 14, 2017
ORIGINAL STORY: Kawhi Leonard is not an NBA superstar, according to Penny Hardaway.
Leonard doesn’t appear in enough television ads for Penny’s liking.
— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) August 14, 2017
Kawhi is coming off the best season of his ascendant career, finishing third in MVP voting, while leading the Spurs to a 61-21 record.