“Dancing Like a Backstreet Boy”: NBA Twitter Goes Berserk Over Kawhi Leonard’s Appearance on Drake’s Music Video

Published 09/03/2021, 11:12 PM EDT
Jan 29, 2021; Orlando, Florida, USA; LA Clippers guard Reggie Jackson (1) and forward Kawhi Leonard (2) celebrate a basket to end the third quarter against the Orlando Magic at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports


Drake’s recently launched sixth studio album has been trending on all social media platforms. The album features artists such as Lil Baby, Kid Cudi, Lil Durk, Giveon, Travis Scott, Future, Yebba, Jay-Z 21 Savage, Project Pat, Tems, Ty Dolla Sign, Young Thug, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne. Besides these names, two-time NBA champion Kawhi Leonard has been spotted on the album.

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Nicknamed the ‘Klaw’, Kawhi has won the NBA championship twice in his career. Kawhi also won the Finals MVP in those seasons as well. In fact, he was also named NBA Defensive Player of the Year twice consecutively in 2015 and 2016. He was also the steals leader in 2015.

After Kawhi underwent surgery on his ACL in July this year, it looks like he’s having a delightful time in recovery. He appeared in Drake’s music video and NBA Twitter has gone crazy on this.

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 04: Drake attends a basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on November 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/GC Images)

Fans go berserk on Twitter as Kawhi Leonard is spotted in Drake’s music video

Kawhi Leonard has always had a good relationship with Drake. However, no one had any clue that Kawhi might appear in Drake’s music video. Here are some of the reactions on Twitter.

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Last year, Drake announced he would launch the album this January. However, the launch was delayed due to Drake’s ACL injury. Now that he has launched the album, it is the talking point for everyone on social media. In fact, Kawhi’s appearance is only going to amplify the album on social media.

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Last season, during the Western Conference semifinals, Kawhi Leonard got injured during game four after a foul by Joe Ingles. However, the Clippers managed to get past the top-seeded Utah Jazz and they made it to the Western Conference for the first time in their history.

Unfortunately, their magical run was cut short as they lost against Phoenix Suns in the Conference finals in six games. Kawhi re-signed with the Clippers earlier this month and is likely to miss most of the 2021-22 NBA season. But Clippers fans can’t wait to see Kawhi back on the court.

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Abhishek Singh

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