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Spurs' Kawhi Leonard has prevailed in tough times
Spurs' Kawhi Leonard has prevailed in tough times

Kawhi Leonard has played through far more trying circumstances than two bad games in the NBA Finals. When he was a junior at Riverside King High, his father was fatally shot at a Compton car wash on a Friday night. Leonard played Saturday, fighting back his emotions during a pregame moment of silence and scoring 15 points before finally breaking down afterward in his mother's arms in a tunnel inside Pauley Pavilion. Basketball was his refuge from a chaotic time. "He played like nothing ever happened the rest of the year," recalled his high school coach, Tim Sweeney Jr. Shaking things off comes naturally for Leonard, the San Antonio Spurs forward who acted as if his...

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