|He may be frugal, but never let it be known that Kawhi Leonard doesn't have a sense of humor|
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1. Kawhi Leonard (Last Week: Not Ranked) - Leonard has now led two teams to denying three-peats in the NBA Finals, and if you count his falling out and forcing of a trade from the San Antonio Spurs, he has now ended three legit NBA dynasties. Leonard's legend is enhanced by his legendary frugality, where stories have come out that he drives a minivan with over 200,000 miles on it, among other things. In an era where the modern sports superstar is marked by excess, it's unique and almost charming to see someone making bank and clipping coupons. Of course, the kicker is that while in college, he'd use to talk shit to his teammates during practice while saying things like "Board Man Gets Paid," and well, that turned into a rallying cry that turned into a t-shirt. Either way, congrats to Leonard, the Raptors, and the City of Toronto.
2. Orange Cassidy (Last Week: 1) - Look, I forgot to take him out of the rankings and then thought it appropriate to keep him here for just that reason.
3. Gritty (Last Week: Not Ranked) - Today is International Mascots Day, and while the City of Philadelphia has the Phillie Phanatic, the addition of Gritty has made this town THE mecca for mascots. Add in that Gritty is also a leftist icon, and boom.