Kawhi Leonard is a quiet man.
He's a shut down defender, a sneaky rebounder and in his third year with the Spurs is expected to step out from behind the shadow of the Big Three and become the face of the franchise. So far this season he's struggled somewhat with those lofty expectations, but you wouldn't know it from talking to him. Not that he's over confident, it's that he just doesn't talk. Gregg Popovich summed it up nicely last June in discussing Kawhi.
Kawhi has never spoken to me so I really don't know what his confidence is.
So what if Kawhi found a way to express himself? Here's how we imagine a suddenly gabby Kawhi would interact in the Twitter world. He'd never have enough characters to get his point across.
First, an interaction with Oprah:
Then, several conversations with Jose Canseco regarding goats:
@JoseCanseco That's so funny because I can't tell you how many times I've been driving around with GoatPuff & we talk about getting a live g— Kawhi (@Kawhiet_Riot) December 10, 2013
@JoseCanseco I often rely on the classics when considering names for friends babies or goats so why not try Scout and perhaps Scarlet or ev— Kawhi (@Kawhiet_Riot) December 10, 2013
@JoseCanseco Perhaps you could build a little goat pen and have your billy goats in your man cave and have a sort of mountain man theme & pl— Kawhi (@Kawhiet_Riot) December 10, 2013
A quick discussion with Randy Jackson about musical tastes:
@YO_RANDYJACKSON You know I really try to pack my iPod with a variety of the greats from Sinatra to Wu Tang to Tupac to Poison.But my favori— Kawhi (@Kawhiet_Riot) December 10, 2013
And then several exchanges with Metta World Peace about things to do in the Big Apple:
@MettaWorldPeace I really like to take in the arts when I visit the Big Apple so I spend most of my time on Broadway or the Museum of Natura— Kawhi (@Kawhiet_Riot) December 10, 2013
@MettaWorldPeace Perhaps you forgot your keys? Maybe it was your favorite book? I always keep a few books with me just in case I have dow— Kawhi (@Kawhiet_Riot) December 10, 2013
And finally, some words of encouragement and inspiration from the silent one:
I love this: 'I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.' -Muhamme— Kawhi (@Kawhiet_Riot) December 10, 2013
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when e— Kawhi (@Kawhiet_Riot) December 10, 2013
The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a— Kawhi (@Kawhiet_Riot) December 10, 2013
Wow. Just wow. Thank you Kawhiet Riot. Your words, on Twitter, even though you were cut short in every instance, might just change the world.