Kawhi Leonard Wears Classic Air Jordan to Accept NBA Defensive Player of The Year

Ray P

Kawhi Leonard NBA Defensive Player of the Year 2016
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Your 2016 NBA Defensive Player of the Year is Kawhi Leonard of the San Antonio Spurs. This is a huge honor as he's now won the award in two consecutive years.

In big moments, the hardest decision to make is what you'll wear for the occasion. On court Kawhi Leonard is usually spotted in the Air Jordan 30, but not today.

KAWHI LEONARD NBA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2016

The Spurs Small Forward laced up the timeless Air Jordan 3 in the White Cement Kobe PE colorway.

Is it a coincidence that Leonard dressed up the same sneaker Michael Jordan wore during the 1987 - 88 season where he won the Defensive Player of the Year award? Probably not. Salute to Kawhi on the trophy and the homage to MJ.