The Toronto Raptors had their annual media day on Monday, and All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard got his moment to shine. This summer, the San Antonio Spurs and the Raptors reached a deal for Toronto's acquisition of Leonard and DeMar DeRozan, ESPN reported in July.
While Leonard has been praised for his hooping skills in the past, it wasn't his prowess on the court that became the focus of basketball fans watching him do press, but rather his laugh.
Yeah, you read that right. Since Leonard was new to the team, reporters in The 6 wanted to get to know the man behind the jersey. And thanks to a little humor, get to know him they did:
Kawhi laughing? This is different. 😄 pic.twitter.com/gXUrqz8Aqw— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) September 24, 2018
Leonard's laugh definitely stole the show, and Twitter put on their roasting gloves.
Most folks decided his laugh was on the "robotic" side:
Here’s Kawhi Leonard doing whatever the robotic equivalent of laughing is. pic.twitter.com/2ZzHM0B7nY— Faizal Khamisa (@SNFaizalKhamisa) September 24, 2018
For some reason Kawhi’s laugh reminded me of this pic.twitter.com/DMznkojmnW— Not My President (@KingFavre) September 24, 2018
Kawhi laughs like his software needs to be updated https://t.co/MLAcK9RGWt— Zito (@_Zeets) September 24, 2018
😭😭😭😭😭😭BRUH FACE WAS GLITCHING LIKE *EXECUTE COMMAND: /LAUGH...ERROR* https://t.co/rBBqsKzaXe— THE KID MERO 🇩🇴 (@THEKIDMERO) September 24, 2018
Dude. Kawhi's laugh is scary. Like how when a robot tries to mimick laughing for the first time. https://t.co/ti02Scm38o— Polo Bustamante (@polo_bustamante) September 24, 2018
Kawhi laughs like his brain is cobbling scream noises together in order to fool the humans in the room. https://t.co/5kw3ltCiW9— Amir Blumenfeld (@jakeandamir) September 24, 2018
They really called his laugh a PC error, though!
— Jim Bob Breazeale (@jbbreazeale) September 24, 2018
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Check this user's unofficial closed captioning of Leonard's laugh:
kawhi's laugh as;asdcjsdacnjsadcdscn— Scott Johnson (@_scottjohnson) September 24, 2018
Alexa, provide Twitter with some sense!
Leonard also struggled in finding the reporter who asked him the question that produced the strange sound. Fail all around, my guy!
"I don't even know where's he at" wasn't even worth busting out laughing like that and everything about this is funny— Beyonce has an uncle named Larry Beyince. Bruh.... (@DragonflyJonez) September 24, 2018
Perhaps Leonard's PR team will help him out before the season gets into full swing.
After hearing Kawhi Leonard laugh I would rather him go back to being quiet— Christian Hall (@SpazzLion) September 24, 2018
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