We’ve all been there before. A moment where it seems we’ve fallen flat on our face, only to stumble upon greatness.
At the Bell Centre on Wednesday night, Kawhi Leonard of the Toronto Raptors had his fail turn into pure genius.
After a steal, Leonard was driving up the court with nothing between he and the rim. When he went up for the slam though, well, things didn’t work out as planned.
They ended up working out better than planned.
Kawhi misses a wide open dunk but Danny Green cleans it up with a deep three pic.twitter.com/SvMhYkDuna
— The Render (@TheRenderNBA) October 11, 2018
I don’t remember Leonard and Danny Green ever pulling this off when they played with the San Antonio Spurs, but it is great to see this type of chemistry between the two in just the preseason.
That play honestly looked like something I would do while playing NBA 2K. Only, the other team gets the ball after I fail on the dunk and scores at the other end. I need to brush up on my skills.
But nonetheless, it seems that even when Kawhi does wrong, he doesn’t. And the people appreciated his creative way to set up Green.
Kawhi missed dunk bounces out, right to Danny Green for three. They speak the same language.
— Raptors HQ (@RaptorsHQ) October 11, 2018
Kawhi steal (awesome), to Kawhi missed dunk (not so awesome), to a made Danny Green three ball (seriously, this team is awesome) #WeTheNorth
— Thomas Mooney (@thomas_mooney1) October 11, 2018
Leonard missing a dunk to create a 3 is the new Bebe passing up a dunk to create a 3.
— Blake Murphy (@BlakeMurphyODC) October 11, 2018
Usually, trick plays are reserved for the National Football League, but I wouldn’t mind seeing the Raptors mix in a couple on offense this season.
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