Kawhi Leonard still drives a '97 Chevy, loves Wingstop

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Kawhi Leonard still drives a '97 Chevy, loves Wingstop

San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard is incredibly frugal despite the fact that he makes several million dollars a season. But Kawhi Leonard is not me. Fortunately, the chicken wing chain restaurant replenished his supply.

In the words of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, some players want to be great, and some want to be stars. Not an active social media presence, then or now, Leonard was a second-team All-American as a sophomore after leading Steve Fisher's squad to a 34-3 mark. "He loves the game", Popovich continues.

First, he still drives the same auto he did in high school. That same demeanor that has made Tim Duncan a surefire Hall of Famer, and Manu Ginobli and Tony Parker two of the most dependable players at their respective positions over the last 15 years. According to the article, Leonard explains that "it runs and it's paid off".

Leonard, who won Finals MVP in 2014 after helping lead the Spurs past the Miami Heat in five games, is clearly a throwback player and has been ever since the beginning. In the story, Leonard, not surprisingly, doesn't have a whole lot to say. He is the rare professional athlete who distinguishes between greatness and stardom.

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As a Wingstop sponsor, he gets coupons sent to him, and he said he actually panicked when he lost them right after signing his contract this past winter! To travel, despite his $94 million contract, he often finds himself behind the wheel of his 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe, which he appropriately named "Gas Guzzler".

 

Okay, the Clippers could have played this better with all of those jerseys in the paint, but when I saw this I just expected it to go in, which is in no way reasonable considering the difficulty.

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