New Stories Emerge About Kawhi Leonard’s Insane Super Strength

Stories of Kawhi Leonard’s super strength are the stuff of legend. Perhaps one of the best tales is the time he broke a machine in the Spurs’ weight room.

But now some new stories have emerged.

Speaking on JJ Redick’s podcast The Old Man and The Three, Tyrese Haliburton revealed an eye-opening moment he experienced against Leonard as a rookie last season.

“He might’ve been my intro to, you know, ‘welcome to the NBA.’ He was like my ‘welcome to NBA strength [moment].’

“We’re playing the Clippers in LA…Kawhi’s like ‘yo, I got him.’ So I come to get a dribble-hand-off, and his hand is on my hip, and I’m at the three-point line I think. And I get the hand-off, and I look down and I’m at the logo. I’m like ‘I don’t even know how I got out here.’ I think he pushed me. It’s crazy how strong these guys are.”

Redick also came prepared with a Kawhi story of his own.

“There was a moment in the 2015 first round against the Spurs…Kawhi was guarding me a bunch that series,” Redick said. “It was a dead ball or a free-throw and we’d had an exchange on the previous play and I kinda just walked over to him.

“I can’t remember what I said but I just kinda like tapped him on his stomache. And I just remember thinking to myself, ‘I just touched a robot‘. Like, this motherf*cker is built. He is built.”

Morale of the story: don’t mess with Kawhi. Best case scenario, he pushes you out to half court like he did with Haliburton. Worst case scenario, he breaks you in half like a piece of the Spurs’ gym equipment.