[ClutchFans] Kawhi Leonard and his ever-changing pivot foot

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  1. Clutch

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  2. YaoMing#1

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    Wow I never noticed this before.

    Makes me think a little less of KL on the offensive side of the ball.

    His footwork is actually overrated now.
     
  3. justtxyank

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    Get used to it because there is no chance it will be called this series
     
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    I can't watch. Just pisses me off before bed haha
     
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  5. Mathrocker

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    refs can let this slide. personally I like that the nba is lax about traveling. high school refs calling traveling so strictly really irked me.

    in the nba you want dudes to show off their athletic ability and creativity so as long as it looks graceful they usually let it slide. they only call traveling if it looks awkward and ugly.

    Refs can let this slide as long as they give harden his 3 point shot free throws. If they call traveling on harden's extended eurosteps and don't give him the 3 point foul shots then I will rage about this. Just be consistent.

    If they let leonard stretch his game then they gotta let harden stretch it
     
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  6. DreamShook

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    What in the hell did I just watch!?
     
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  7. BigMaloe

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    Never noticed this. Great find and write up @Clutch
     
  8. RocketWalta

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    If you look closely, many players in the league slide or pick up their pivot foot a bit - that won't get called.

    But this awful planting of the pivot foot and then completely switching it mid-move hurts my eyes. Clutch is right. I can't unsee it.
     
  9. DreamShook

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    what the hell!? unlike..

    Harden is skirting the rules, but in the realm of plausibility. Harden will take an extra half step when the ball is in mid bounce or Harden will catch a guy reaching to shoot a three. That's going up to the line, but no crossing it. Kawhi is TRAVELING over the line! There is no comparison!
     
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    Toyota center should use lightup lasers to help the refs see the pivot dance.

    No wonder he gets such good separation.
     
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  11. DreamShook

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    you guys giving Kawhi a pass. I almost threw up in my mouth watching that.
     
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  12. FTW Rockets FTW

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    All that matters is Harden hooking defenders to get to the free throw line

    Kawhi illegal footwork, GSW illegal screens etc don't matter
     
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    Wow too obvious. More egregious than a "crab dribble"/
     
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  14. Mathrocker

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    c'mon dreamshook. gimme a break bro lol. I'm trying not to be a hardcore homer. It's the nba. A lot of traveling is uncalled. Harden sometimes (not everytime) can stretch the eurostep and sometimes stretch the 3 point foul. If the refs give harden superstar treatment then they can give kawhi superstar treatment. Just be consistent is all i ask.
     
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    I don't want to watch this, will piss me off when it's not called. Still an awesome find.
     
  16. Mathrocker

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    thats my point EXACTLY. just be consistent with the superstar treatment
     
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    Yeah, I doubt they are going to call That Against Kawhi. Especially in San Antonio.
     
  18. KlutchQT

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    This is infuriating in real time, but watching in slow motion is legit affecting my blood pressure
     
  19. forchette49

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    Send this to the league Clutch.
     
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    If they get ahead, we need JVG to bring it up.

    DD
     
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