Who knows when San Antonio Spurs' rookie Kawhi Leonard will set foot on an NBA floor now that the NBA lockout is in full swing. But, Spurs fans everywhere should be ready to watch Leonard begin his NBA career when the day finally arrives when he gets to wear the silver and black.
Diamond Leung from ESPN.com tells the story of Friday, then Leonard went back to his former campus where San Diego State University and head coach Steve Fisher thanked Leonard for all he did for the Aztecs in the two years he was at San Diego State.
"There's no question that Kawhi's legacy will live long after today with his leaving San Diego State," coach Steve Fisher told reporters. "It's already done that, the ripple effect when Kawhi's name is mentioned. Until now it's been Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State. Now it will be Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio Spurs, college: San Diego State."
Asked what he gained from the San Diego State experience, Leonard said, "A winning edge and more of a mental focus on basketball, it's not all physical. Just learning every part of my game and how a team works and just becoming a great team to go as far as we did in the tournament."
Before Leonard left the campus on Friday, Leung points out the team made him a tribute video.