Clippers vs Nuggets: Kawhi 'fingertip' defense stuns Twitter as he blocks Murray's dunk with his middle finger

While there was appreciation at one end, the memes weren't far off; one of the fans used a 'Terminator' GIF to point out Kawhi's fingers were probably made of metal


                            Clippers vs Nuggets: Kawhi 'fingertip' defense stuns Twitter as he blocks Murray's dunk with his middle finger
Kawhi Leonard (Getty Images)

Kawhi Leonard just wanted to defend to the best of his ability. And as Game 3 edged to a tight finish between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Denver Nuggets, an inbound Jamal Murray was ready to dunk it in and Kawhi jumped as high as he could to block the dunk and in a bizarre, but an incredible piece of skill, used his middle finger to block the ball from swishing into the net. And it does appear the finger is absolutely fine.

Twitter was spellbound when they saw Kawhi's effort and that clip of him stopping the dunk was the topic of discussion on the social media platform. First questions first by the fans: "How is his finger not broken or at least jammed?"



 

 

You can watch the clip here:



 

 

While there was appreciation at one end, the memes weren't far off. One of the fans used a 'Terminator' GIF to point out Kawhi's fingers were probably made of metal.



 

 

And at the same time, his scoring skills were lauded as well. Kawhi ended with 23 PTS, 14 REB, and 6 AST while Paul George, after being roasted by being called "Pandemic P" had a good evening with 32 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists as the Clippers took a 2-1 series lead with a 113-107 win. One of the fans used a Dragonball reference to highlight Kawhi's block.



 

 

One of the fans felt it was revenge for what Jokic did earlier in the game. "Getting revenge on jokic" he tweeted.



 

 

And then came a 'Thor: Ragnarok' reference. "Kawhi blocked that with 1 finger, lmao, shit look like when Thor threw his hammer at Hela and she caught that shit in her hands like a toy and broke it LMAO," a fan wrote.



 

 

One of the fans discussed how the Raptors need Kawhi more than ever after his impressive outing in Game 3. "I’m really surprised by the amount of people that thought Raptors don’t need Kawhi. They do and it’s more evident now. Regular season and playoffs always been different."



 

 

What are your thoughts on Kawhi's middle finger block? The Clippers and Nuggets meet again for Game 4 on Wednesday, September 9.

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