Kawhi Leonard: ‘The Pressure Isn’t Even on Us Now’

by January 15, 2020

Kawhi Leonard is preaching patience in the LA Clippers’ quest for their first championship in franchise history.

“We just can’t be in a rush,” Leonard told reporters Tuesday night.

The reigning Finals MVP erupted for a season-high 43 points in just under 29 minutes, leading the Clips past the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers 128-103.


“We just can’t be in a rush,” Leonard said when asked about how important it is for the Clippers to have continuity at this stage of the season. “That’s what I’m [telling them]. Just be patient. It’s hard to win a championship. The pressure isn’t even on us now. Just enjoy the process and have fun.”

Leonard repeatedly talked about how the Clippers (28-13) need to slow down and not be in a hurry to get to where they hope to be.

“It takes a whole team to win games, win championships,” Leonard said of six Clippers scoring in double figures and opening things up for him on Tuesday. “It’s not won by one guy [or] two players — it’s the whole 15

“Those are the things that I tell them: Don’t be in a rush to win these games. Enjoy every moment of it. Enjoy the process and use it as a learning tool when you get down in the trenches.”