Kawhi Leonard Is The Most Difficult Player To Rank In Today's NBA - Barbershop talk (Episode 16)

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  • Published: 09 December 2018
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    Kawhi Leonard is my leader for the MVP so far, but here's why he's so hard to rank.
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  • Dom
    Dom   1 years back

    Kawhi Leonard leads the MVP race for me, but here's why he's still so difficult to rank.

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    • John Markes
      John Markes  9 months back

      You do realize kawhi is the only person with a winning record against the kd warriors

    • a Basketball enthousiast
      a Basketball enthousiast  1 years back

      Giannis is definitely top 5 in my opinion

    • ogbmt
      ogbmt  1 years back

      @dequon ferrara Towns and Drummond are not defensive centers. Towns is a bad defender and Drummond is average defensively like Jokic.

      Towns went to the playoffs one time because they brought in Butler, Teague and Taj Gibson to carry him and his buddy to the playoffs finally.

      Drummond has been in the league longer than Jokic and he has been in the East which makes it a little easier to make the playoffs. Nuggets last year had one of the best records ever not to make the playoffs so spare me the BS.

    • ogbmt
      ogbmt  1 years back

      @D K I see you, I thought the omission of Giannis name was disrespectful and it's possible Dom forgot tbf.

      I'm not mad at anyone taking Gobert over Jokic, or Cousins or even taking Deandre with his brand new shiny free throw. I will be heated if anyone tries to tell me Towns or Drummond are better than Jokic.

    • dequon ferrara
      dequon ferrara  1 years back

      @ogbmt except all three of those Defensive centers have been in the playoffs & jokic hasn't

  • Reo Bae
    Reo Bae  5 months back

    @Dom the video hasn’t aged greatly now 9 months later after Kawhi’s Legendary playoff run. Far as I’m concerned him and KD are interchangeable as No. 1 & 2 in the nba’s best player ranking.

    • The Partyy
      The Partyy  7 months back

      Defense won that ring for the klaw 🖐🏾

      • Edward Mukalazi
        Edward Mukalazi  7 months back

        Looking at this now is so weird.

        • Targaryen Dynasty
          Targaryen Dynasty  7 months back

          It’s a little more easy now

          • Eric Lind
            Eric Lind  9 months back

            But Curry has a history of playing soft in the playoffs so no way can you take Curry over Kawhi.

            • PimpMyPeon
              PimpMyPeon  9 months back

              what is so difficult. NO1 kawhi

              • MICOLE WHYTE#Oneplus6T, A20, LG G6,

                Lernord is better than LeBron

                • Nishan Bilazarian
                  Nishan Bilazarian  11 months back

                  Wow man, didn’t even mention Giannis. Fing disgrace

                  • rZel
                    rZel  1 years back

                    What about dirk compared to AD? Dirk didn't have a team a lot of his career but he was always in playoffs and many times considered to reach the finals

                    • vivaraulito
                      vivaraulito  1 years back

                      I disagree tbh I would rank him top 5 in today’s current nba, but defense doesn’t really truly pop up on the stat sheet so I get what you mean

                      • RJ Hoops
                        RJ Hoops  1 years back

                        Actually
                        1.LBJ
                        2.AD
                        3.Durant
                        4.Harden
                        5.Curry
                        6.Giannis
                        7.Kawhi

                        • Wout Cuyvers
                          Wout Cuyvers  1 years back

                          Currys offense amazing but his defense on ball just diesnt cut it to make him better then kawhi

                          • Justin
                            Justin  1 years back

                            Lebron top 3 all time for me personally, his stats aren't there yet but by the time he retires im sure they will be.

                            • xSkazZ
                              xSkazZ  1 years back

                              Kawhi just gets to his spots and just scores. Nothing flashing, but efficient.

                              • Jacob Tamez
                                Jacob Tamez  1 years back

                                TATUM IS ONLY 20

                                • Paula Estwick
                                  Paula Estwick  1 years back

                                  Kawhi is my favorite player and he's been my fave even before he was even a top 10 player in the league. Case and point, I have a 4 year old named after him. Notwithstanding all of that, I still have below LeBron, KD, Steph and possibly AD...I'm going back and forth with that in my head. I have Giannis at 6 and between Russ and Harden for 7 and 8 and possibly Kyrie there as well. There's mad talent in the league right now. One aspect of Kawhi's game I really want him to work on is his play making abilities, he has gotten better I think since being in Toronto but if I was him I would definitely work on that during the off season.

                                  • Wondercat
                                    Wondercat  1 years back

                                    Nope he's simple to rank best player in the NBA and it's pretty clear

                                    • Fresh Games
                                      Fresh Games  1 years back

                                      U're sleepin on kawhi..

                                      • BigR3d
                                        BigR3d  1 years back

                                        ... Correct me if I’m wrong, but you didn’t mention Giannis once in this video. But AD, Harden, and Westbrook got name dropped. Alrighty then

                                        • grunermrk
                                          grunermrk  1 years back

                                          Feel like you overestimate KDs defense. Its really not even close to elite. Kawhi is definitely better than AD. If AD could hit shots from more than 5 feet from the rim then I'd consider it.

                                          • Gabriel Jones
                                            Gabriel Jones  1 years back

                                            I personally don’t put KD over Bird

                                            • Ayyuub Mohammed
                                              Ayyuub Mohammed  1 years back

                                              Kawhi is better than curry

                                              • Ankle Drew
                                                Ankle Drew  1 years back

                                                kawhi harden westbrook lillard kyrie hard to rank

                                                • Super Saiyan LeBron
                                                  Super Saiyan LeBron  1 years back

                                                  LBJ
                                                  KD
                                                  AD
                                                  Kawhi
                                                  Curry

                                                  • Why Not
                                                    Why Not  1 years back

                                                    Number 5. behind LBJ Steph KD and AD

                                                    • TNL Spider
                                                      TNL Spider  1 years back

                                                      No more lebron folks it’s time to focus on now

                                                      • No Nut November
                                                        No Nut November  1 years back

                                                        Durant or Kawhi? Would you want a D and Offensive player? Or just a scoring machine?

                                                        • KareFree
                                                          KareFree  1 years back

                                                          Great Video!

                                                          • David Sroka
                                                            David Sroka  1 years back

                                                            I think we have to be patient with this and see how the season plays out. Kawhi missed the entire season last year, we can’t be ranking him based off 1/4 of a season.

                                                            • Jaiden Gill
                                                              Jaiden Gill  1 years back

                                                              You kinda talk like Forrest Gump.

                                                              • Isaac DiSanto
                                                                Isaac DiSanto  1 years back

                                                                Steph Curry has been the second best player in the NBA for three and a half years

                                                                • Nicholas Castillo
                                                                  Nicholas Castillo  1 years back

                                                                  Video sounded like it was created by an apologist for Kevin Durant and Anthony Davis

                                                                  One big crucial thing I did like about the video was that you pointed out how great Steph Curry is. He really did change the entire NBA.

                                                                  And then when you look at Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant are better
                                                                  And on arguably a much better team
                                                                  together.
                                                                  Then you have to talk about the gaping holes in peoples game for a team.
                                                                  Kevin Durant is a very tall shooter
                                                                  Really good at shooting so he never had to create a shot you always know where the ball is.
                                                                  That’s why Kawhi was really good at blocking him iso.
                                                                  Then when he drops 50 something points you saw it was off of screens
                                                                  And that Stephen Curry really is the glue of that team. Without Steph. Kevin Durant has no rings
                                                                  Without the injury to Kawhi during the zaza incident. There would be no warrior come back and sweep.

                                                                  Can’t say with confidence Durrant would have a ring without both of those incidents happening.

                                                                  And then Kawhi’s pity party last year instead of wanting to play Never really gave Golden State a challenge that year

                                                                  • Roland Perry Jr
                                                                    Roland Perry Jr  1 years back

                                                                    Kawhi is one of the few guys that can somewhat put clamps on KD. That makes him top 3 to me. That corner 3 was luck. Kawhi closing in second quicker or Durant releasing a second slower, would have been a blocked shot.

                                                                    • shamier smith
                                                                      shamier smith  1 years back

                                                                      Kawhi is 2nd in the league. He is simply a more complete player then Durant and is more proven in the post season.

                                                                      Yes durant has 2 finals mvps however the degree of difficulty is not high when comparing the cavs 17 18 to the heat in 14. I cant think of a blunder kawhi suffered that was similar to durant losing a 3 1 lead with Westbrook. Kawhi has better ability in all facets of the game then Durant.

                                                                      With curry and kawhi it sound like dom is arguing that curry is more impactful then kawhi. Which is a better arguement since he did revolutionized the game. In a complete player argument kawhi easily is over curry. Clutch situations in every facet of the game kawhi has the ability and skill to play better then curry in every facet of the game.

                                                                      • TheAnimationLads
                                                                        TheAnimationLads  1 years back

                                                                        The guy you’re playing thinks Lowry is Curry. Seriously, he was like what? 2 of 11 from 3 with Lowry lol

                                                                        • Kid Jae
                                                                          Kid Jae  1 years back

                                                                          Kawhi better than lebron
                                                                          2 reasons
                                                                          Reason 1 Dwayne wade Chris bosh and Ray Allen
                                                                          Reason 2 kawhi after losing the 1st came back and beat him

                                                                          • Big Enano
                                                                            Big Enano  1 years back

                                                                            Kawhi’s best offensive AND defensive highlights are against Kevin Durant. Kawhi is better

                                                                            • Dustin Belmonte
                                                                              Dustin Belmonte  1 years back

                                                                              He is top 4 . Lebron curry and kd are above him.

                                                                              • BIGcel
                                                                                BIGcel  1 years back

                                                                                I don't think it's difficult. He's easily the 4th best player in the league. No one has challenged that spot and he hasn't over taken steph.

                                                                                • Patrick
                                                                                  Patrick  1 years back

                                                                                  I would take Kwahi over KD. Yet I would take KD over Lebron.

                                                                                  • Patrick
                                                                                    Patrick  1 years back

                                                                                    I would take Giannis and Kwahi and AD and Curry all over Lebron to build a team around as of right now this 2018-2019 season.

                                                                                    • Patrick
                                                                                      Patrick  1 years back

                                                                                      Curry has just really solidified this NBA season that he and not Kevin Durant is the best player on the Golden State Warriors.

                                                                                      • Patrick
                                                                                        Patrick  1 years back

                                                                                        I think Kwahi is the 2018-2019 NBA MVP, as of right now in this young but progressing NBA season.

                                                                                        • OccCeeno1
                                                                                          OccCeeno1  1 years back

                                                                                          I’m on of those ppl that still ranks KD above Khawhi, KD is #2 on Earth, yes Khawhi plays better defense but KD’s overall game is still better than Khawhi’s, KD is what you want your created player to be especially now that he plays better defense. In terms of overall impact on the court Steph is #2. (Obv Bron #1 in both)

                                                                                          • OccCeeno1
                                                                                            OccCeeno1  1 years back

                                                                                            At 8:08 I’m taking Khawi over AD right now because AD lil more injury prone, Khawi has a lil more impact & he’s a better 3pt shooter

                                                                                            • Sanphit Sae-toh
                                                                                              Sanphit Sae-toh  1 years back

                                                                                              Kawhi is top 3 behind LeBron and KD. and KD is not a snake, he is a bitch. You might thought that I'm trolling but even his current teammate said that to his face, so it might be true.

                                                                                              • Chris Moore
                                                                                                Chris Moore  1 years back

                                                                                                Oh n one more thing Durant played a long stint for the sonics/thunder he earned the right to leave he built that team as well as give his scoring talent to make it easy for Westbrook to be where he is now since his departure Westbrook led in triple doubles but never been back to a conference final or NBA final since