Kawhi Leonard hasnโ€™t even played a game for the Los Angeles Clippers yet, but itโ€™s safe to say heโ€™s already a fan favourite among the Clippers faithful. Especially after the day he had on Tuesday.

The two-time NBA champion showed up to multiple elementary schools on the first day of classes and he did not arrive empty-handed. Through a collaboration between Leonard, the L.A. Clippers Foundation and Baby2Baby; a non-profit organization providing children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities, one million students in L.A. Unified, Moreno Valley and Inglewood school districts will receive a backpack with all the back-to-school necessities.


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Leonardโ€™s day started at his old school, Cloverdale Elementary, in Moreno Valley, and that was just the first of many stops on the day to promote his new project with the L.A. Clippers Foundation and Baby2Baby.


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A lot of people are probably expecting Leonard to carry the team on his back, but he just wants the kids to know that theyโ€™ve got their backs as long as they work hard.

โ€œWith the Clippers, just want you know we got you guysโ€™ back, as long as you work hard and have a goal set. Thatโ€™s a goal of mine for this year, being great on and off the court,โ€ said Leonard. โ€œAndI felt like this was a great way to start.โ€

Leonard's stint with the Clippers is off to a pretty great start.

(H/T Instagram/laclippers)