Paul Pierce says Kawhi Leonard isn’t being held ‘accountable enough’

Over the past few years, NBA fans have grown accustomed to seeing Kawhi Leonard running out of time due to injury, an unfortunate trend according to Paul Pierce that has been largely dismissed by the masses.

The 2022-23 campaign brought the same for Leonard, as the Clippers star missed seven of the team’s nine games due to a lingering problem in his surgically repaired right knee. Leonard’s health has largely prevented the 31-year-old from adding to his already impressive resume but, in Pierce’s eyes, his lack of availability and the conversations surrounding the subject speak to a larger issue.

The Basketball Hall of Famer shared his thoughts on Leonard while speaking to former Celtics teammate and fellow HOF’er Kevin Garnett on the latest edition of their Showtime Basketball podcast, “Certified KG: Ticket & The Truth.Pierce offered to question why Leonard’s legacy can be mentioned alongside LeBron James and Kevin Durant while avoiding the same criticism that oft-injured forward Anthony Davis did after Garnett asked why there seemed to be a lack information about Leonard’s injuries despite how often he ends up being sidelined during the season.

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