Kawhi Leonard Actually Laughs In Raptors Press Conference & It's Very Awkward [Video]

New Toronto Raptors star Kawhi Leonard is a man of few words and even fewer laughs. In fact, most fans probably heard him laugh for the first time when he showed up for media day on Monday - and it's not something they'll be wanting to hear again anytime soon.

The 27-year-old joined the Raptors from the San Antonio Spurs as part of the summer's biggest trade, with guard Danny Green accompanying him and DeMar DeRozan going the other way.

Leonard, who's usually all serious and stony-faced, broke out of character as he spoke to reporters on Monday; and laughing is probably something he will note he should have practiced ahead of the press conference as it came out bordering on creepy.

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"I'm a fun guy," he joked (yes he joked), after being asked to describe himself. "Obviously I love the game of basketball."

There was little else the player could say to paint a picture of what he's like as a person and had to request specific questions as he broke into laughter, exposing his rust when it comes to doing one of the most normal and everyday things.

"I look at it as a day-to-day process," he also said, seemingly refusing to commit his future to Toronto just yet.

"My focus is on this year, this group that I have, and striving to get to a championship. We all want to win, and if you're looking in the future you're going to trip over the present.

"As long as I have on a jersey I want to play basketball. I came here with an open mind. I want to do great things so I'm going to make sure I put in a full effort on the court each and every night.

"By winning games this is how you get star-calibre players to want to come here and play."

Asked what went wrong during his last season with the Spurs, the player wouldn't get drawn in on the details, only stating that he has no regrets and isn't looking back.

"I have no regrets," he declared. "But I want to focus on this team, this journey that we have in front of us today and just spend on present time and not look back."


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