Some people think Giannis Antetokounmpo is the best player in the Eastern Conference after LeBron’s departure. The Greek Freak broke out as a triple-double god a couple years ago while playing point guard for a Bucks team who hadn’t yet found themselves. Now Giannis is surrounded by budding talent and has elevated his team into the league’s elite. His closest competitors were perhaps Joel Embiid and Kyrie Irving until the Raptors made a trade that changed the landscape of the league. They sent Derozan to San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard. It was the smartest move a front office has made since the Celtics traded an aging Pierce and Garnett for soon-to-be stars Jalen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Kawhi is a straight up beast on both ends of the floor. His hands are like fucking bear claws. He can win defensive player of the year and have games like tonight where he shoots 5-6 from 3 and score 36 points. He is the best two-way player in the league, with Embiid and Paul George close behind. After tonight’s bitch slapping of the 76ers, the Raptors are an NBA best 21-5. No one has contributed to their team’s success more than Kawhi. He’s an MVP candidate for sure and has returned to his winning ways. His career winning percentage is the highest of all time. All this dude does is win games and slay pussy. His laugh probably contributes more to the latter. I thought the Celtics would edge the Raptors as the kings of the East, but not anymore. If all goes well in the 6, this is the Raptors year to capture a title. And that will give Drake more of a reason to be an over-the-top fanboy who jerks off at night to the thought of Kawhi’s massive paws clutching the Finals trophy. Kawhi is playing like himself again and count on him being in the tops of all-star, MVP, and DPOY voting. This dude fucks.