In an otherwise messy game, late in the fourth quarter, Kawhi Leonard stole the show against the Nuggets. Not with his play, not with his on-court antics (or lack therefore), but with his finger. His middle finger.
Leonard’s middle finger sealed the win disallowing Jamal Murray’s dunk to go down.
There’s a reason why they call him “The Klaw” 🖐 pic.twitter.com/uEF2DaAvVk
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) September 8, 2020
This moment — official stats rule it a “block” — took over Twitter last night. It even overshadowed the fierce Labor Day battles.
Here are some of the best:
Kawhi’s middle finger vs the Nuggets: pic.twitter.com/4t3widdeGc
— aidan (@ting_aidan) September 8, 2020
The Kawhi Leonard block on Jamal Murray should be the new middle finger emoji 😂 pic.twitter.com/FDG5HkbuDT
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) September 8, 2020
Kawhi middle finger be like pic.twitter.com/Oj1kxUWsi5
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) September 8, 2020
Kawhi blocked that dunk like: pic.twitter.com/RDNfknTT3k
— Daymon (@damewilson9) September 8, 2020
Kawhi's fingers: pic.twitter.com/mttR29puEJ
— SportsNation (@SportsNation) September 8, 2020
No idea about this one.
Did you know Kawhi Leonard's middle finger is part of a lawsuit vs. Nike?
Kawhi can't block Nike's claims. A clause in their contract says that Nike shall exclusively own all copyrights created by Nike or Leonard in connection with the contract, including the Claw Design. pic.twitter.com/JIesHynix8
— Darren Heitner (@DarrenHeitner) September 8, 2020
Remember, Kawhi got a middle finger emoji inscribed on the inside of his Toronto championship ring.
— Andrew Greif (@AndrewGreif) September 8, 2020
Kawhi middle finger vs Jamal Murray full body momentum pic.twitter.com/Me3NsUzC9D
— 👑 Chris (@OGLeveledUp) September 8, 2020
Jamal Murray: *Goes for the poster*
Kawhi’s middle finger: pic.twitter.com/hMpJEMdtIf
— Jimmy (@jimmy_koski) September 8, 2020
literally no one:
kawhi leonard middle finger: pic.twitter.com/SkdgbGNai4
— Alessio 亀 (@itscoffeesenpai) September 8, 2020
Kawhi Leonard’s middle finger on that play pic.twitter.com/sickjJBHqF
— ben (@bennycrocr) September 8, 2020
Sports debate topic of the day: Who has a stronger middle finger, LeBron James or Kawhi Leonard?