• Josh Smith

On This Date Kawhi Leonard Ripped The Heart Out Of Philly Fans

I could watch this over and over and over again. This might be the craziest game winning shot ever, right? There's probably been more important ones, but there's never been one that's had a funky bounce or roll like this one. The ball was bouncing on the rim for what felt like an eternity. I could've switched a load of laundry from the time that Leonard put the shot up to the time that it finally went in. The shot was seemingly a dud as it thudded off the rim. My quick initial reaction was that the game was going into OT. But then the ball hit the rim again, and again and again. 4 total bounces until it eventually fell in. The best part about this shot is not only was it a game 7 to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, but it was against a Philly team. A Philadelphia loss is a win for America. Kawhi would go on to beat the Bucks in the ECF and ultimately win the Finals defeating the Golden State Warriors. This will be the shot that Toronto fans remember forever.