Q&A: Talking NBA playoffs, Kawhi Leonard, Spurs with ESPN's Antonio Davis


At the recent 2017 WNBA Draft in New York City, former NBA forward, Antonio Davis, was on hand to see his daughter, Kaela Davis, be selected 10th overall by the Dallas Wings.

It was a memorable night for the Davis family and Antonio was beaming with pride the entire night.

At the draft, I had a chance to quickly catch up with the former Indiana Pacer and current ESPN NBA Analyst to get his thoughts on the playoffs, Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs.

Jeff: The NBA playoffs are here. Who you do see coming out of the West and East?

Antonio: I definitely see Golden State (Warriors) coming out of the West. I think they just have a lot of talent and are ready to go. In the East, I think the Cavs will struggle but eventually I think they'll win. They'll be challenged more and more in each round but they're deep, they have experience and they have LeBron James.

Jeff: You were quite the defender during your playing days. What are your thoughts on Kawhi Leonard? Is he the best two-way player in the league?

Antonio: He is! The crazy part is he's been getting better every year. How can a guy who's really good get better every year? He works at it. There is not a lot of time off when he's not thinking about his craft and how's he's going to get better. I love that he plays both sides of the ball, continuously proving it every night.

Jeff: How do the Spurs do it every year? The Spurs lose Tim Duncan yet they have another 60-plus win regular season and they get the second seed in the West.

Antonio: Great management, great coaching, and there's nothing that you can supplement when it starts from the top. Somebody having a system, somebody knowing the right players to get, and that's what happens.

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