Clippers star Kawhi Leonard reveals who will win 2021-22 NBA Championship
The Los Angeles Clippers’ season has been done for well over a month now, but apparently that hasn’t stopped Kawhi Leonard from believing in his team’s chances at the 2021-22 NBA Championship.
Kawhi Leonard did not play for the Clippers in all of the 2021-22 NBA season as he recovered from surgery on a torn left ACL in Game 4 of the 2021 Western Conference Semifinals vs. the Utah Jazz.
There was speculation all season long as to whether Leonard would be able to return in time for the Clippers’ postseason run, but both he and the team ultimately erred on the side of caution after one of the toughest injuries to return from.
The team finished just one win short of a playoff berth, although they did earn an 11th consecutive winning season, finishing with a 42-40 record and eight games ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans.
LA then went on to lose its road play-in matchup against the Minnesota Timberwolves as well as a home play-in game against the Pelicans without Paul George.
It’s not a guarantee as of yet, but the expectation is that Kawhi Leonard will be ready for the start of the Clippers’ 2022-23 season, including training camp in late September.