Kawhi Leonard Blames Vision For Slow Start


Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard Blames Vision For Slow Start

The San Antonio Spurs lost a one-point game to Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night. The Spurs are 2-3 after the loss. Kawhi Leonard, who was the Finals MVP in San Antonio’s prolific title run this past June, is off to a rough start to the season. He was shooting just 30 percent from the field in his first four games. That’s bad enough without knowing Leonard shot 61.2 percent from the field in the Finals.

Leonard missed most of the preseason due to an eye infection, and he told reporters after the Spurs loss to the Pelicans on Saturday night that it is still affecting him.

Via Jeff McDonald of MySanAntonio.com:

Leonard said after Saturday’s loss to New Orleans that his right eye remains blurry after a preseason bout with conjunctivitis.

“My right eye, the vision’s not all the way back yet,” Leonard said. “Hopefully I can heal up soon. I’ve just got to keep competing so I can get used to it and get my rhythm going.” …

Asked if he believed he could play through his eye condition, Leonard said: “I have to. That’s what I’m doing now. I can’t wait and sit on the sidelines anymore just wasting games. It might not ever clear up until summer, so I’m playing now.”

It’s no secret how important and valuable Leonard is to these Spurs. The big question mark for San Antonio as of late is attributed to their age and health. Eye issues can be nasty, so hopefully Leonard’s won’t turn into another cause for question.


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