The Los Angeles Clippers have done a lot to improve their team in recent seasons. The addition of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George really helped the Clippers become one of the most highly regarded teams in the NBA.
But due to injury issues, Kawhi has yet to play at the level the franchise expects him to play. He missed the entirety of last season due to rehab from an injury. Now, ahead of the 2022-23 NBA season, the Klaw looks ready.
Furthermore, the Clippers also added John Wall to the roster, which is a crucial reason why the Clippers are the first favorites to win the 2023 NBA Championship.
Speaking of Kawhi, not only did he come back, he came back in much better shape than fans remember he saw.
Kawhi Leonard added a lot of muscle
Fans saw several amazing clips of Kawhi ahead of the new season. In fact, Paul George mentioned that Leonard already appears to be halfway through the season, which is a scary thought for other NBA franchises.
One of the reasons Kawhi has risen could be due to avoiding any other serious injuries in his career.
In the clip above, Kawhi looks scary and looks 100% ready for the new season. Upon seeing him, NBA fans filled the comments section with a lot of mixed reactions.
are_jay_mota18: It’s because we haven’t seen him in 5 years 😂😂.
saulinpinguin87: Too much load management in the legs.
halfhearted_h0ll0w_vibz: All this to sit down, 45 games,& it looks like he smokes cigarettes at the end of the first round of the playoffs 😂😂😂💯.
griotzoeluis: Good to see he’s back. We want everyone healthy.
vighnesh_ramesh: Bro, your quads look like bodybuilder status 😂.
jaytherealtor305: The Clippers have a good cast this year. And Kawhi back 💪.
ree.inn: Bruh he was great to begin with.
1_800_israel: Kawhi give me this routine ma boi, you’ve gone from a muscle to 3/4 of a bodybuilder.
amj3145: He looks powerful – not skinny. Noble years approaching. Good luck bro.
jacko_111: Good for football, not so much for basketball.
As we mentioned earlier, Kawhi’s new physique has received mixed reactions from fans. While most are happy to see him back, some have pointed out that he may have turned it up a little too much.
After all, he will be playing basketball, not football. At the end of the day, all that effort could be wasted if he can’t stay healthy in the playoffs. So getting in shape would be the number one priority for the Klaw.