Kevin Durant Believes Kawhi Leonard Is Product of Spurs System

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistJune 16, 2014

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Kawhi Leonard's performance in the 2014 NBA Finals was good enough for him to earn the Most Valuable Player award at just 22 years old, but Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant believes that the San Antonio Spurs system has a lot to do with Leonard's success.

As good as Leonard has been the past two NBA Finals, Durant still isn't buying into the hype. The 2013-14 NBA MVP shared his thoughts about the rising star on Twitter before deleting them:

Update: Tuesday, June 17 at 2 p.m. ET

Kevin Durant felt the need to clarify his comments regarding Kawhi Leonard:

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Durant posted the note on Instagram and Facebook but has since taken it off both social media websites.

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Guys like Leonard and Danny Green have thrived in San Antonio, especially in the postseason. Some may argue those players have been good because opponents are focused on the Spurs' veteran players like Tim Duncan and Tony Parker.

Either way, it's tough not to give credit to Leonard and Green.