Of all the qualities we know about Kawhi Leonard, the ones that stand out the most are his defense and his ability to carry his team into the playoffs. The Klaw have come a long way since their San Antonio debut, are now one of the best players in the league, and have a monumental record!
At 29, Kawhi Leonard seems to have already secured his place in the Hall of Fame: with two league titles, two Final MVPs, and two Defender of the Year titles, the Clippers star has won almost everything in his career. And this well-filled trophy cabinet is due to an extraordinary regularity.
This consistency at the highest level, Kawhi has cultivated it since joining Spurs in 2011. Landing in one of the most successful dynasties in American sport, he quickly assimilated the culture of winning. 10 years later, the winger is reaping the rewards of this rigor, with an impressive record – ESPN Stats & Info reveals the feat of the Fun Guy:
Kawhi Leonard enters Sunday with a 411-137 record in the regular season. His .750 regular-season win percentage is the best in NBA history (min. 500 games). pic.twitter.com/jbS1i8rcvG
Heading into Sunday’s game, Kawhi Leonard has a career-long regular-season record of 411 wins and 137 losses.
With 75% of games won, he has the best winning percentage in NBA history (for a minimum of 500 games played).
A pretty impressive fact which can be explained by the fact that Leonard was drafted by Spurs from Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker. San Antonio in the 2010s was a super efficient franchise in the regular season, and in the playoffs. His stint in Toronto in 2019 was also crowned with success with a 58-win season and a ring.
Finally, last season, for his first exercise with the Clippers, the star again came close to 50 victories in the regular season (49), a bar not reached because of COVID obviously. All in all, Kawhi has always been part of very successful teams. His talent is obviously no stranger to these impressive results, but circumstances are also working in his favor. It is to his credit that he was able to take advantage of it so effectively!
With 75% career wins in the regular season, Kawhi Leonard is establishing himself as a one-of-a-kind winning machine: The Klaw is the most successful player in NBA history, no more and no less!