NBA star Kawhi Leonard is picking up what WNBA players are putting down.
The Los Angeles Clippers forward has incorporated the step-through move, which involves legally picking up the pivot foot and stepping around a defender to drive to the basket, into his game. When asked about the move, Leonard said he first noticed the move in the WNBA.
“A lot of WNBA players do it. I thought it was just a WNBA rule at first, but I realized that you could pick up that back foot,” he said.
DeWanna Bonner, one of the leading scorers for the Connecticut Sun, has made it her signature move.
DeWanna Bonner step through pic.twitter.com/WfFc3BtGLQ— Step Through Joe (@StepThroughJoe) July 26, 2023
DeWanna Bonner step through pic.twitter.com/WfFc3BtGLQ
A’ja Wilson also used the deceptive move effectively for the Las Vegas Aces during the WNBA Finals against the New York Liberty.
Kawhi an A’ja fan? pic.twitter.com/ZDVnzRh089— L (@thelylway) October 25, 2023
Kawhi an A’ja fan? pic.twitter.com/ZDVnzRh089