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Kawhi Leonard of King (Riverside, Calif.) was the first player from Riverside County to earn California Mr. Basketball honors in 2009. He's now the first player ever from the county and only the fourth ever from California to earn NBA Finals MVP honors, following Bill Walton (1977), Dennis Johnson (1979) and Paul Pierce (2008). Photo: Scott Kurtz

Kawhi Leonard of King (Riverside, Calif.) was the first player from Riverside County to earn California Mr. Basketball honors. He’s now the first player ever from the county and only the fourth ever from California to earn NBA Finals MVP honors, following Bill Walton (1977), Dennis Johnson (1979) and Paul Pierce (2008). Photo: Scott Kurtz

Kawhi Leonard has overcome major obstacles in the six years between losing his father and becoming the second youngest NBA Finals MVP ever. We take a look at some of the defining moments on the journey with his high school coach at King (Riverside, Calif.).

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