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lookman
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Dr.Franklin
Con (against)

Kawhi Leonard is the best player in the NBA

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/25/2019 Category: Sports
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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lookman

Pro

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Debate Round No. 1
lookman

Pro

Kawhi's Defense. There are a lot of solid defenders in the NBA, And also a lot of great ones as well, But none of which are on the height of Kawhi Leonard's. A former defensive player of the year, He takes the toughest assignments on each game and locks them up as well as anyone else can. Look at the ECF from the year, First two games when Kawhi isn't on Giannis, Giannis balls out, But in the next games that he is on Giannis, Giannis numbers go down tremendously. He is highly regarded as one of the best defenders in the league today better then most superstars in this era.

Kawhi has dragged teams that don't really have all that much far into the playoffs. Lets starts in Kawhi's last year healthy for the San Antonio Spurs, He wasn't completely healthy in the game to begin with, But Kawhi Leonard was facing the Warriors in the WCF, The loaded Warriors in their first year with Kd when no one could touch them. He had a 23 point lead at the half, Who knows if they would have won that series but as soon as he went down the Spurs were done, That is how much he was carrying that squad. That team had no business being there anyway if it wasn't for him. This year, He took a team that could never make it far into the playoffs, With the second best player being Kyle Lowry and is taking them all the way to the Finals. He has been given the task of guarding the best player on one side of the court, And then being the primary option scoring wise on the offensive side.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by DeanW 2 years ago
DeanW
He quit on the Spurs two years in a row. He violated a contract he freely signed, Claiming an injury the medical staff did not find. He joined a team that had the best record in the Eastern conference the year before and lucked his way to a title (injuries to KD and Klay were pivotal). He then bailed and stole another team's player on his way out of town.

He's skilled but to be the best he has to be dependable. Both healthwise and personality wise, Kwahi isn't.

Swap 'em out and tell me LeBron would not have won with Toronto this year, All else being the same.
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