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When Big 3 move on, Kawhi Leonard says he'll be ready to take over for the San Antonio Spurs

The tone in Kawhi Leonard's voice never changes.It never changed as a junior in high school when his father was killed at the car wash he owned in Compton, Calif. He just kept right on playing."He just internalized it to me," said Tony Masi, the athletic director at Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, where Leonard was a prep star. "We didn't hang out every day. I'd see him for a couple minutes a day. Just watch him and observe him. He didn't show much. He was just shy and reserved."It never changed earlier this month when the third-year swingman for the San Antonio Spurs was saddled with the responsibility of defending Kevin Durant, the most talented scorer in the league. He just kept right on playing."He is just growing by leaps and bounds so I wanted him to be out there every minute with Kevin tonight just so he can learn what it's like to guard a great player and that is what he is going to be doing his whole career in this league," Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said after th...

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