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kawhi the spursian robot

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He’s not missing a mid-August workout for a season that begins in late October to show off a shiny 2-foot, 14.5-pound trophy with a 24-karat gold overlay.

"I’m just a low-key guy," he said. "I’m just happy we won it. I don’t even care about the trophy. The title matters the most."

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You can take Gay’s word for it, or you can look at the mileage on the Porsche in his garage in San Antonio. Leonard arrived in San Antonio with the silver Chevy Malibu he drove in college, and friends and family finally convinced him that he needed to drive something more, ahem, befitting of an NBA player. So he bought the Porsche.

He drives it to games at San Antonio’s AT&T Center. He drives the Malibu everywhere else.

"It’s paid off," Leonard said. "I don’t have a car note on it. It’s good on gas. It’s a good commuter car if you don’t want to drive your luxury car."

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"I always forget how much money he has," said Castleberry, his closest friend from high school and college who recently was hired by the Spurs in their video and player development unit. "You forget because he doesn’t live like that. He doesn’t splurge.

"The money is a great thing, but he never, ever once talked about it, like: ‘I want to do this so I can get rich.’ It was always: ‘I want to be the best player in the NBA.’"

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For his first three years in the league, they lived together in a two-story home in San Antonio, the NBA player upstairs, the mother downstairs. The idea was that he was 19 when he was drafted after his sophomore year at SDSU, and she wanted to ensure her baby had to worry about only playing basketball, not what he was eating for dinner or how much detergent to pour in the washing machine.

They mutually agreed it is time to find separate places and they have started looking elsewhere, partly a function of adulthood, partly a function of geography.

Their current house is 15 minutes from the Spurs practice facility northwest of downtown, maybe 20 with traffic. Too far. Leonard wants to be five minutes away.

"I’m trying," he said, "to be closer."

Big Name Weight Lost

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Why big name players are into weight loss.

Schooling TJ Ford in the Spurs Way

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At the 2:40 mark, is a story about TJ Ford's first day with the Spurs and what Manu and Tony teach him about coming to practice. Really great behind the scenes story about how the Spurs do what they do.

Rigsketball

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Basquetball in a VAN

"Sparkles" does a fashion photo shoot

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Tiago Splitter recently did a fashion photo shoot for Regard, an online fashion magazine. The photos of Tiago begin on page 119, and they are terrific! When asked about his favorite designer, he gave a very Spur-like answer - favorite thing to wear is jeans, button-down shirt, sleeves rolled up.

Kawhi Leonard has Really Big Hands!

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Kawhi Leonard visited the Fantasy Factory recently and showed off his jumpshot...LOL

San Antonio Spurs Playbook

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Here is what blueprintbasketball calls the San Antonio Spurs Playbook. It may outdated but a lot of does look familiar.

Becky Hammon Latest Spurs Assistant Coach

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I, for one, strongly applaud the move. I'm by no means a feminist or anything, but there's no reason women can't coach at this level.

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