WATCH: ‘Chef’ Kawhi Leonard Cooks Interesting Meal For Thanksgiving

Kawhi Leonard lingers in the media spotlight despite his long absence from the NBA. The Los Angeles Clippers star remains a key player for the franchise as he recovers on the sidelines. Alongside his teammate Paul George, Kawhi forms an imposing duo for the franchise. NBA fans witnessed a different side to Kawhi in a recent video.

Kawhi featured in the video posted on Twitter by Tomer Azarly, a LA Clippers beat writer for ‘Clutch Points’. The video revealed Kawhi displaying his new found chef skills to NBA fans. A friend filmed Kawhi as he was supposedly preparing some lobster for Thanksgiving. The video captioned, “Bro bro cooking some Lobster for Thanksgiving. #ChefKawhi,” made the rounds on social media. 

Chef Boyar-Kawhi prepping some lobster for Thanksgiving

— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) November 25, 2021

Kawhi is currently recovering from a surgery that he underwent in July 2021. He had to undergo the surgery on his left knee because of sustaining a partial tear of the ACL. Kawhi missed the Clippers’ playoff run to the Phoenix Suns last season. In his absence, the Suns defeated the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals.
A foul by the Utah Jazz’s Joel Ingles led to Kawhi getting injured at the end of Game 4 in the Western Conference semifinals. The Clippers nevertheless progressed to their first Western Conference Finals in franchise history. Last season, Kawhi played 52 games and averaged 24.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.2 assists, and 1.6 steals.
Kawhi is a two time NBA champion and two time NBA Finals MVP. He guided the San Antonio Spurs to their NBA title in 2014. He spent one season with the Toronto Raptors and led them to the NBA title in 2019. Kawhi re-signed with the Clippers on August 12, 2021, to a massive $176.3 million contract.

The Clippers lose to the Dallas Mavericks in Kawhi Leonard ‘s absence

The Los Angeles Clippers fell to the Dallas Mavericks in a home game at Staples Center. Kawhi Leonard missed the game as he recovers on the sidelines from surgery conducted on an ACL tear. The Mavericks cruised to a dominating victory with a final score of 112-104 over the Clippers.

Jun 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; LA Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) react after a Leonard shot during the fourth quarter during game six in the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Reggie Jackson scored 31 points followed by Paul George with 26 points. George scored a last second three pointer to force overtime. However, Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic led the Mavericks scoring 3o and 26 points respectively. The Clippers will face the Detroit Pistons next at the Staples Center.

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