What can Kawhi Leonard not do?
The Clipper “Fun Guy” made a surprise appearance on Drake’s new music video of his song Way 2 Sexy (with Future & Young Thug), a part of his newly-released album, Certified Lover Boy. Yup, you heard that right. One of the most, if not the most, expressionless players in the league dancing in the background of a rap music video with Drake, Future, and Young Thug.
While we don’t see him for 48 minutes of action or in Clipper colors — he appears for a little under 30 seconds — Kawhi still puts on a show. This time dressed in all white, the two-time Finals MVP and two-time NBA champion boogies with great fluidity, body control, and precision, the way he does on the hardwood. I can confirm that Kawhi and the three rappers’ choreography is smooth like butter perhaps like that of global superstars BTS.
At the end of their dancing sequence, the rappers all point to Kawhi, whose face and massive hands (they are a whopping 9.75 inches in length and 11.25 inches in width!) are zoomed in. In response, he puts on a bewildered look and squints his eyes, and that marks the end of his short appearance on Drake’s newest music video. Kawhi dancing alongside three big-name rappers was definitely something out of the blue, but it sure did put big smiles on Clipper and NBA fans alike — albeit briefly.
This isn’t the first time a Clipper has given the fans more than their basketball side of who they are. Former Clipper Chris Paul’s State Farm commercials never fail to bring out a laugh, and Boban Marjanović’s appearance on the big screen as a 7’3 assassin in John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum made me wonder how talented these basketball players are at other things. Hopefully, there is more of that coming our way.
As much as Clipper fans want to see The Klaw make moves against defenders and finish with emphatic dunks, his smooth dance moves in Drake’s music video are still exhilarating, just in a new, fun way.