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Undefeated Aztecs set to retire Kawhi Leonard’s jersey

Undefeated and fourth-ranked San Diego State is set to honor the greatest player in program history when it hoists Kawhi Leonard’s No. 15 jersey into the rafters at Viejas Arena, high above Steve Fisher Court.

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George want to make history for Clippers

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George are embracing the chance to chase history by teaming up with the Los Angeles Clippers. The native Southern California superstars talked about destiny and championships when they made their first public appearance since agreeing to join the Clippers nearly three weeks ago. Leonard says he was tempted by the opportunity to win the Clippers’ first championship, while George is eager to see what it’s like to play at home.

King of the North: Kawhi Leonard wins Finals MVP

Kawhi Leonard’s first season with the Toronto Raptors started with his now-infamous laugh. It ended with him getting the last laugh. The best player on the league’s newly crowned best team is an NBA Finals MVP for the second time. Toronto finally sits atop the basketball universe, with Leonard averaging 28.5 points in a six-game finals victory over the Golden State Warriors to lead the Raptors to their first championship.

Amid NBA Finals and lawsuit, Kawhi Leonard remains unfazed

Toronto star Kawhi Leonard has more than a few things on his mind these days. He’ll be a free agent in a few weeks and will decide where he wants to play next season. He’s apparently headed to federal court to solve a disagreement with Nike. He’s clearly dealing with something that isn’t right in his lower body. And there’s the NBA Finals. Leonard and the Toronto Raptors take on the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday in Game 3, and he says that’s where his attention is.

Warriors’ plan for stopping Kawhi Leonard is throw everything at him

Golden State has plenty of elite defenders, and the Warriors may need them all in order to slow Kawhi Leonard in the NBA Finals. Toronto’s leading scorer is the top priority for the Warriors’ defensive corps in these NBA Finals that start Thursday night in Toronto. Draymond Green, Andre Iguodala and Klay Thompson all may get turns on matching up with Leonard at some point.

Kawhi Leonard has been brilliant, but Raptors know they must help

Toronto gave Kawhi Leonard plenty of help in the regular season. The Raptors need to start doing that in the postseason – or else. Leonard is a free-agent-in-waiting, someone who will have a huge decision to make this summer. An abrupt second-round exit from this postseason probably won’t enhance the Raptors’ chances of convincing Leonard to stay with Toronto – so Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series on Sunday against Philadelphia looms very, very large.

Playoff time: 10 things to know for the NBA postseason

Here are some nuggets going into the NBA playoffs: Golden State is trying to reach its fifth straight NBA Finals, which would put the Warriors in a select club. Milwaukee’s penchant for blowouts is a good omen for the Bucks. James Harden has a shot at becoming the 10th player to score 3,000 points in a season. Kawhi Leonard is back in the playoffs, looking to recreate past magic. Stephen Curry is on the brink of a 3-point record. And the playoff teams are vying for a share of nearly $22 million.