While many people may have questioned Kawhi Leonard’s move to the LA Clippers after winning a championship with the Toronto Raptors, I think we finally get to see why he made this choice. Kawhi Leonard has always wanted to give back to his community – and it’s happening. This is what matters in life.
Source (Yahoo Sports) – Kawhi Leonard made a major impact in Southern California on Tuesday when the two-time NBA champion, the Clippers Foundation and the non-profit Baby2Baby announced they are gifting one million backpacks to students across the area. Every student in Moreno Valley Unified, Inglewood Unified and Los Angeles Unified School Districts will receive a new backpack, per a release from the Clippers.
— Stuff That Matters w/ Sami Jarjour (@StuffMattersPod) August 20, 2019
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The announcement came two months before Leonard plays in his first game with the Clippers.
“My goal this year is to make a meaningful contribution both on and off the court,” Leonard said at Cloverdale Elementary School in his hometown of Moreno Valley, Calif. “This felt like the right way to get started. It was important to me to make this announcement in my hometown of Moreno Valley at my former Elementary School, but the benefits this program will have across all of Los Angeles makes today even more special.”