The San Antonio Spurs have taken the Larry O'Brien trophy across the globe since winning the NBA Finals in June, but it got some much needed rest when it was time for Kawhi Leonard to take the iconic award.
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The Finals MVP told the San Diego Union-Times that he was simply too busy with his three-a-day offseason workouts to do anything fun with the trophy, instead letting it sit in his apartment while the Spurs' staffer assigned to keep watch over it sat by the pool.
“I’m just a low-key guy,” he said. “I’m just happy we won it. I don’t even care about the trophy. The title matters the most.”
Not quite as exciting as videobombing unsuspecting Australian reporters, but it probably makes coach Gregg Popovich pretty happy.