Spurs star Kawhi Leonard joins elite company with second straight NBA Defensive Player of Year Award

Kawhi-Leonard-1San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard just finished his fifth season in the NBA and he’s already added to a strong resume that should spark interest in his perhaps still-overlooked cards.

He was named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second season in a row on Monday and that puts him in some elite territory as only the eighth player in league history to win the award in back-to-back seasons and just the ninth multi-time winner.

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