One of a kind. Truly one of a kind. That might very well be because he was carefully engineered in a lab that has since misplaced the blueprint necessary to mass produce his prototype, but one of a kind nonetheless.
I said it once and I'll say it again, if Kawhi Leonard was even slightly less convincing as the awkward and emotionless bionic basketball man, I'd swear he was self-aware in pandering to the public's punchlines with behavior that is so outrageously inhumane that it would only play well in a Terminator parody. I bet even E.T. arrived instinctually knowing to bump a fist that was placed in front of him, and he's the alien originator of the "phone home" maneuver Kawhi Leonard used in putting Norman Powell on hold to call to the court for which he was created.
We're talking about a guy who has turned a near-humorless lack of personality into a hilarious personality of its own. That's mostly due to the highly intrusive age in which we might as well live in a drone hovering over every off-the-court mannerism of professional athletes. However, the mannerisms of this particular professional athlete are somehow still socially stupefying to those with which he's now only two wins away from winning a championship.
As baffled as I am by his physical gracefulness on the floor, I'm just as befuddled by his social gracelessness off of it. It's like he's got a one track mind that merely commits to memory any and all things basketball, as evidenced by the fact that the only rituals of which his former teammates can speak are of him sounding like he was solely programmed to find the nearest court and kill at all costs. My guess would be that Norman Powell can certainly relate following what would be seen as a sociopathic snub...if, and only if, it wasn't executed by an anomalously introverted enigma whose off-court norm is above and beyond the universe of abnormal.