On the latest episode of “How Hungry Are You?” Kawhi Leonard samples Serge Ibaka’s cuisine while his teammates made a sales pitch for the Toronto Raptors.
Generally, the segments are supposed to be fun but this version offers some candid moments and Leonard letting his guard a little bit but not entirely, unfortunately. Obviously, Ibaka was looking to get the answer to a question every fan and the Raptors organization and you can’t fault him either considering how much debate there has been on the topic.
Also credit “Mafuzzy Chef” to have the balls to try and get Leonard to eat such an unorthodox dish while throwing in some personal questions. It really speaks to the relationship Ibaka and Kawhi have developed and while it might not be the deciding factor on whether he stays or go, it probably hasn’t hurt the team’s chances.
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Leonard did admit he wants to go visit Niagara Falls and be a part of Caribana this summer so hopefully, those experiences can show the 27-year-old that he should put his roots down here.
When it comes to the dish itself it was funny when Leonard kept asking “where’s your plate? as if he was scared Ibaka was going to back out of eating the pizza. He actually gave it a couple of bites too something not many would be willing to do so give Kawhi credit for that.
An interesting part of the video was listening to Leonard and Ibaka talk about the playoffs and their experiences. Hearing them talk about going to the Finals and realizing how tough it is to get back there it makes you appreciate their attitude towards having post-season success.
The Raptors will host the Orlando Magic in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. ET and hopefully Ibaka doesn’t try to cook for Leonard during the playoffs because the last thing the team needs is Kawhi being unavailable with an “illness”.