Media outlets continue to overlook the LA Clippers’ superstar duo

Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, LA Clippers - Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports /

Since joining the LA Clippers, winning has been the name of the game for superstars Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. When these two are healthy, the team has some of the best chances to win the NBA Finals. On and off the court, Leonard and George’s impact on the entire organization is unmatched.

That said, both of these stars have been thriving this season despite the injuries. In Leonard’s case, he has found his rhythm as he has been the Clippers’ most valuable player. Not only does he attract a ridiculous amount of attention, but his contributions are prominent on the defensive end. This often goes unnoticed when glancing at his season’s stats.

For George, he may have missed time, but he has exceeded expectations during the 27 games he has played. Along with his hustle, his play-making has taken another leap. This is one of the main motives to the LA Clippers having one of the top defenses in the league.

Despite their contributions, media outlets constantly overlook what these two bring to the table. There is a reason why the Clippers are the fourth seed in the Western Conference while battling health issues all year. The box scores don’t tell the whole story, and the number of points scored drives the narrative.

The LA Clippers have the best two-way duo in the world with Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

Regardless of their injuries, the LA Clippers’ star duo of Kawhi Leonard and Paul George should be ranked in any top 15 player’s list. In addition to their impact, the level of experience and accomplishments they possess should automatically have them among the league’s most talented stars.

Furthermore, The Ringer recently released their top 20 players in the NBA. Based on this list, it is clear that box scores were the main factor in deciding which stars belong in which tier. Although George made it to the 13th spot, Leonard was nowhere to be found. This may come off as a bit surprising as the Clippers have elevated significantly since Leonard’s return.

Moreover, George should easily be ranked within the top ten. While the superstars in front may be posting better numbers, their teams aren’t performing as well as the Clippers. This factor alone ranks George much higher. Additionally, head coach Tyronn Lue has placed an unreal amount of pressure on his shoulders with Leonard’s injury management. George’s ability to thrive under the title-contending spotlight is also something to take note of.

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By the end of the regular season, Leonard and George will solidify a firm name for themselves. Especially in the playoffs, these rankings will be laughable once Lue and the Clippers find themselves in a position the franchise has never seen before. For now, this list is excusable. But as time goes on, the superstar duo will prove the doubters wrong once again.