Kawhi Leonard's Best Defensive Plays! | 2018-19 NBA Regular Season & Playoffs

  • Published: 19 May 2019
  • Check out out the best defensive plays by Kawhi Leonard from the 2018-19 NBA Regular Season and Playoffs!
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Comments • 152

  • Someone
    Someone  6 күн бұрын

    LeBron is going to be in a world of hurt coming up against this guy. 🙏for LeBron.

    • SuperRip7
      SuperRip7  Ай бұрын

      Wait a minute. The season is not over for Kawhi. 07-08-19.

      • Jerome Cruz
        Jerome Cruz  2 ай бұрын

        1:58 tho. That's difficult

        • Andy Murray
          Andy Murray  2 ай бұрын

          Whos here before game 5

          • WALTER Hutchins
            WALTER Hutchins  2 ай бұрын

            Raps, there defence is championship caliber👈💪🤙

            • Roberto Masensi
              Roberto Masensi  2 ай бұрын

              He shoulda been First Team ahead of Giannis tbh

              • jnixa1010
                jnixa1010  2 ай бұрын

                Anyone that doesn’t think he’s the best defender in the league know jack-shit about basketball

                • Edward Davis
                  Edward Davis  2 ай бұрын

                  0:25 my God! That's instincts right there. You can't teach that.

                  • Fredi Foi
                    Fredi Foi  2 ай бұрын

                    Derozan is punching the air right now Derozan: I can fit in Shooting guard😔

                    • Jamu
                      Jamu  2 ай бұрын

                      Still bugs me 3:18 should have been and one

                      • Samuel Desquitado
                        Samuel Desquitado  2 ай бұрын

                        Nba finals. Defensive player

                        • Haassan1
                          Haassan1  2 ай бұрын

                          His level of focus scares me.

                          • Troy Addams
                            Troy Addams  2 ай бұрын

                            Poor Jimmy Butler, my man had to play against kawhi like 10 times this year. Any sf's worst nightmare.

                            • Acctive22
                              Acctive22  2 ай бұрын

                              only 3 minutes lol, says a lot

                              • MrYoumitube
                                MrYoumitube  2 ай бұрын

                                1:27 Pop thinking in his head. '"I miss you Kawhi".

                                • Vigil Main
                                  Vigil Main  2 ай бұрын

                                  The "get that garbage outta here" has me dying

                                  • Vern
                                    Vern  2 ай бұрын

                                    0:17 this is very computer cpu like of Kawhi. To be able to predict a pass and intercept the ball especially without facing it. Awkwardly evading his body and going for the steal. Incredible.

                                    • J. D.
                                      J. D.  2 ай бұрын

                                      Most of these highlights are while defending all-stars which says a lot.

                                      • TheBoicy
                                        TheBoicy  2 ай бұрын

                                        And you didn't put him in the All difensive first team.. great job

                                        • Amos Samosir
                                          Amos Samosir  2 ай бұрын

                                          Misses quarter of the regular season

                                          • A. I.
                                            A. I.  2 ай бұрын


                                            • dursun durmaz
                                              dursun durmaz  2 ай бұрын

                                              He can feel to ball

                                              • SIt Down Films
                                                SIt Down Films  3 ай бұрын


                                                • Donald Trump
                                                  Donald Trump  3 ай бұрын

                                                  Even if he leaves, he made some of the best plays of his career as a Raptor

                                                  • rekij
                                                    rekij  3 ай бұрын

                                                    *mickey mouse voice* get that garbage outta here

                                                    • Kenn Ivan Chavez
                                                      Kenn Ivan Chavez  3 ай бұрын

                                                      All Defensive 1st team!

                                                      • Stephen Curry
                                                        Stephen Curry  3 ай бұрын

                                                        Playoffs aint done tho

                                                        • Ronaldo Gamboa
                                                          Ronaldo Gamboa  3 ай бұрын

                                                          THE KLAWH

                                                          • Adrian Estimo
                                                            Adrian Estimo  3 ай бұрын

                                                            Who's here after Toronto won against Milwaukee in Game 3. Kawhi yet again showed an incredible steal in 2OT!

                                                            • Jeremy Nicoyco
                                                              Jeremy Nicoyco  3 ай бұрын

                                                              Khawi not

                                                              • MyName_IsJoe
                                                                MyName_IsJoe  3 ай бұрын

                                                                Kawhi in 7

                                                                • NoVa ZmAn
                                                                  NoVa ZmAn  3 ай бұрын

                                                                  Get that garbage outta here

                                                                  • Glavni Urednik
                                                                    Glavni Urednik  3 ай бұрын

                                                                    K is a monster

                                                                    • Floyd Mayweather 50-0
                                                                      Floyd Mayweather 50-0  3 ай бұрын

                                                                      Kawhi the lebron stopper

                                                                      • TheNewCentrist
                                                                        TheNewCentrist  3 ай бұрын

                                                                        Let’s gooooo we need this tonight. Most important game arguably in franchise history

                                                                        • xSpt
                                                                          xSpt  3 ай бұрын

                                                                          If Kawhi, or should i say WHEN Kawhi leaves Toronto, depending on how they wanna play tonight, he will probably go to the western conference. And there lies the problem, I'm not watching basketball 4 in the morning with work next day. Thats why the sorry ass Raptors gotta step the fuck up tonight and win. Lowry, Green, GASOL. Just step up.

                                                                          • Carl Lawan
                                                                            Carl Lawan  3 ай бұрын

                                                                            Kawhi defense>>>> draymonds defense

                                                                            • Acctive22
                                                                              Acctive22  2 ай бұрын

                                                                              Carl Lawan LOL, yeah no

                                                                              • Saketh Kotturi
                                                                                Saketh Kotturi  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                This man needs to be a 2019 DPOY nominee. Who the fuck thinks giannis was better than him on defense? KAWHI >>> GIANNIS. Come at me you gay bucks fans motherfuckers.

                                                                                • Felix L.
                                                                                  Felix L.  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                  So good to see someone playing defense on this level. Hes not the only one, but hes the best two way

                                                                                  • Stanley H
                                                                                    Stanley H  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                    @Acctive22 I'm not talking about this season I'm talking about Overall

                                                                                    • Acctive22
                                                                                      Acctive22  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                      Stanley H I mean, you can take literally anyone who actually played this season and you already have a reason

                                                                                      • Stanley H
                                                                                        Stanley H  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                        @Acctive22 then who's the best Defensive player in the league??

                                                                                        • Acctive22
                                                                                          Acctive22  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                          Felix L. No he's not lol

                                                                                          • Yusuf Sanad
                                                                                            Yusuf Sanad  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                            Felix L. Dude he is the best defender period

                                                                                            • Cody Simpson
                                                                                              Cody Simpson  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                              When he picks Victor on that screen it reminds me of the CPU on 2k😂

                                                                                              • KevinGotDaSauce
                                                                                                KevinGotDaSauce  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                The east is easy for the bucks watch the warriors beat the in 6

                                                                                                • Mete Deniz
                                                                                                  Mete Deniz  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                  WE MISS YOU KAWHI. COME BACK TO YOUR HOUSE.

                                                                                                  • Justin Lee
                                                                                                    Justin Lee  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                    One of the best defenders of all time, only guy I put up there with Rodman, these two can guard anyone effectively

                                                                                                    • Iverson aka crossover god
                                                                                                      Iverson aka crossover god  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                      Pippen, mj, hakeem,

                                                                                                      • NovaStudio
                                                                                                        NovaStudio  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                        bruh, Hakeem? best defender of all time?

                                                                                                        • Fort Ress
                                                                                                          Fort Ress  3 ай бұрын


                                                                                                          • leander1106
                                                                                                            leander1106  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                            This guy is pushed to be the leader of his team even though he is not interested. I think he would't mind being the Nr2 in Milwaukee.

                                                                                                            • Dark Wolf
                                                                                                              Dark Wolf  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                              I don't think Kawhi and Giannis will be a good match

                                                                                                              • Manu Camus
                                                                                                                Manu Camus  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                That's the argument as why he is better than Kobe!

                                                                                                                • Samuel Gonzalez
                                                                                                                  Samuel Gonzalez  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                  Manu Camus Both are elite defenders, Kawhi is more of an elite defender than Kobe obviously but Kobe was a better offensive player, a natural playmaker and more athletic. Kawhi is amazing though, I just can’t pick him over Kobe and be intellectually honest with myself. Hopefully he can turn this series around and win the championship. I’ve been rooting for him ever since I realized how much of a cult my spurs are.

                                                                                                                  • Samuel Gonzalez
                                                                                                                    Samuel Gonzalez  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                    Damn...are they tryna say he’s getting swept?

                                                                                                                    • Max K
                                                                                                                      Max K  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                      Nah but they are going to make sure they lose

                                                                                                                      • RayRockz 360
                                                                                                                        RayRockz 360  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                        Here before 10k

                                                                                                                        • A k o
                                                                                                                          A k o  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                          1:04 That's why DeRozan got traded. Because of plays like this.

                                                                                                                          • Herosennin
                                                                                                                            Herosennin  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                            Yea like literaly every single player in the league got their ass ripped by Kawhi even the best ballhandelers in Kyrie, Curry and Kemba. There is really no shame in getting ripped by the most likely greatest perimeter defender of all time and one if the greatest defenders of all time.

                                                                                                                            • GerEmperor YT
                                                                                                                              GerEmperor YT  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                              SUB ME

                                                                                                                              • Luis Fernandez
                                                                                                                                Luis Fernandez  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                And he won't be defensive player of the year

                                                                                                                                • NovaStudio
                                                                                                                                  NovaStudio  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                  unfortunately cuz he missed a lot of games, if he didnt he would most likely be a candidate for dpoy

                                                                                                                                  • DUKE ster
                                                                                                                                    DUKE ster  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                    Ye for obvious reasons

                                                                                                                                    • omri aizner
                                                                                                                                      omri aizner  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                      0:35 goaltending

                                                                                                                                      • Marven
                                                                                                                                        Marven  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                        It's close I can't tell

                                                                                                                                        • Andy and Vic
                                                                                                                                          Andy and Vic  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                          I don't think the ball had started coming down yet.

                                                                                                                                          • Beastlee
                                                                                                                                            Beastlee  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                            It's Kawhi Time

                                                                                                                                            • MsTagb
                                                                                                                                              MsTagb  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                              Kawhi=2 GOOD

                                                                                                                                              • Lone Baller
                                                                                                                                                Lone Baller  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                Robbed off DPOY

                                                                                                                                                • bünyamin özen
                                                                                                                                                  bünyamin özen  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                  💪kawhi leonard👈

                                                                                                                                                  • Bobby Gill
                                                                                                                                                    Bobby Gill  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                    Not even a nomination for DPOY...jeeeez

                                                                                                                                                    • Nolan Pauley
                                                                                                                                                      Nolan Pauley  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                      It's probably cause of all the games he's missed tbh

                                                                                                                                                      • Bit Ray
                                                                                                                                                        Bit Ray  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                        All Cool🍹🍍💰🏖😎🍍💰👍

                                                                                                                                                        • Roberto Cano
                                                                                                                                                          Roberto Cano  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                          DPOY NO CAP

                                                                                                                                                          • AvakinLife Quizz answers
                                                                                                                                                            AvakinLife Quizz answers  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                            0:18- the best defense move in last 3 years.

                                                                                                                                                            • Kenzo 709
                                                                                                                                                              Kenzo 709  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                              Kawhi Fun Guy Shot the ball into the sky Joel Embiid began to cry Please don't leave in July Kawhi

                                                                                                                                                              • Mortal Shots
                                                                                                                                                                Mortal Shots  14 күн бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                Why would he stay

                                                                                                                                                                • Fnadic Ti9
                                                                                                                                                                  Fnadic Ti9  2 ай бұрын


                                                                                                                                                                  • Dark Wolf
                                                                                                                                                                    Dark Wolf  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                    @Mitchell Hudgins you don't know shit dumbass

                                                                                                                                                                    • TheNewCentrist
                                                                                                                                                                      TheNewCentrist  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                      Mitchell Hudgins shut yo bitch ass up yankee

                                                                                                                                                                      • Mitchell Hudgins
                                                                                                                                                                        Mitchell Hudgins  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                        Kenzo 709 he leaving cry about that haha

                                                                                                                                                                        • Mike Jay
                                                                                                                                                                          Mike Jay  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                          Kawhi is about to head back to the west where he belongs, Toronto is done even if they win tonight

                                                                                                                                                                          • D F
                                                                                                                                                                            D F  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                            I truly don’t think he wanted to go to LA that bad, he just wanted the leave San Antonio

                                                                                                                                                                            • Illmatic662
                                                                                                                                                                              Illmatic662  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                              Get back to me on July 1st.

                                                                                                                                                                              • Awpertunist
                                                                                                                                                                                Awpertunist  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                Jay Johnson Yeah we’ll see about that little buddy. Be prepared to be disappointed.

                                                                                                                                                                                • ostin biosah
                                                                                                                                                                                  ostin biosah  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                  Prayers up for tonight 👏👏😫

                                                                                                                                                                                  • Geron Fletcher
                                                                                                                                                                                    Geron Fletcher  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                    ostin biosah 3-2 raptors!

                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dark Wolf
                                                                                                                                                                                      Dark Wolf  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                      It's 2-2 don't worry about it

                                                                                                                                                                                      • aaron berhane
                                                                                                                                                                                        aaron berhane  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                        fr fr because he’s averaging like 32 points on offense and still has to go all out on defense it takes a lot of energy

                                                                                                                                                                                        • fr fr
                                                                                                                                                                                          fr fr  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                          @Zhaowei Wu kawhi isnt looking healthy, hope it doesnt get worse

                                                                                                                                                                                          • Zhaowei Wu
                                                                                                                                                                                            Zhaowei Wu  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                            we got it!

                                                                                                                                                                                            • saltyy fruit
                                                                                                                                                                                              saltyy fruit  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                              *Keep inspiring small youtubers like my self NBA* 💪 🔥

                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alvmeister _03
                                                                                                                                                                                                Alvmeister _03  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                2nd best perimeter defender of all-time after pippen Kobe mj artest Payton rodman also in the conversation

                                                                                                                                                                                                • Davey Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Davey Jones  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Loc T grant hill Dominique mullin worthy Yeah maybe slightly less I guess But 2,4 and 5 were well stocked positions in the 90s

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Loc T
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Loc T  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                    @Davey Jones Lebron James, KD, Melo, Giannis, PG, Jimmy Butler... Name me some guys Pippen guarded and compare to those

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Last Of The Starmakers
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Last Of The Starmakers  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                      @Alvmeister _03 you don't know what you're talking about. Quit lying.

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Davey Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Davey Jones  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Loc T I think the level of small forwards now and then was the same near enough

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Davey Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Davey Jones  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mj and Payton much better

                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Super Shark
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Super Shark  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Love NBA

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • BigChubbz
                                                                                                                                                                                                              BigChubbz  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                              Comeback today let's get the win !

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • BigChubbz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                BigChubbz  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                @Mike Jay what's the score in game 4 I don't have television?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • BigChubbz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BigChubbz  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  @okay fuck you stay off the bandwagon dummy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • okay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    okay  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As a toronto fan let's not be in denial about this, my raptors will get 1 win in this series, but sadly that is it 😂

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • BigChubbz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      BigChubbz  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      @Last Of The Starmakers ok my guy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Last Of The Starmakers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Last Of The Starmakers  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Lmao you guys are about to get shafted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Daiton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Daiton  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Still the NBA's best perimeter defender and in my opinion already one of the best defenders of all time

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • FI - ADDER
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            FI - ADDER  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oww oww😍🔥🔥

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • TheRealDeal IsHere
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              TheRealDeal IsHere  3 ай бұрын


                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Last Of The Starmakers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Last Of The Starmakers  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                He might get swept by the Bucks.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Boris Bornakiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Boris Bornakiss  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  your comment just went to shit!!!😁😆

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • J. D.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    J. D.  2 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not this year

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pennywise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pennywise  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      @Milkshake Man L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • FLAPJACK09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FLAPJACK09  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Huge L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Magic Man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Magic Man  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          @Pennywise Fuck you bitch hold your L

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Danilo Cos†a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Danilo Cos†a  3 ай бұрын


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Danilo Cos†a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Danilo Cos†a  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Second like toronto

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Saad Riaz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Saad Riaz  3 ай бұрын


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Stanley H
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Stanley H  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  @Jordan B He's a Kawhi Hater

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Donna Dunbar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Donna Dunbar  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hes better than lebron

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dark Wolf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Dark Wolf  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fuck off hater

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • FLAPJACK09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        FLAPJACK09  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Huge L.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pennywise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Pennywise  3 ай бұрын

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Your mom

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Roger D. Merry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Roger D. Merry  3 ай бұрын