Everything’s bigger in Texas except for the San Antonio Spurs. Tim Duncan might be the best player of his generation and top 10 player of all-time. Manu Ginobili could be the most popular among his peers and the fans. And Tony Parker is possibly the best point guard in the NBA.
Had Duncan, Ginobili and Parker played for the New York Knicks, perhaps there would be no maybes (certainly would be less) about their place in the game’s hierarchy.
It’s fitting that San Antonio’s Big Three, who are often overlooked by the media, possess teamwork, passion and drive. The overriding trait between the three is making their teammates better, which has morphed the Big Three into the Big Four.
Kawhi Leonard is the next Spurs superstar in line. Manu, Timmy and Tony have already reached superstar status and are winding toward the end of their illustrious careers.
With the way he’s performed in the last two postseasons, 23-year-old Leonard has made a name for himself and will be ready to lead the silver and black when the Big Three depart. Let’s take a look at Kawhi’s NBA career and ponder whether he can become a superstar in San Antonio and the league some day.