SAN ANTONIO – The Spurs took part in the NBA’s Season of Giving Saturday, teaming up with the Elf Louise Project, and for a few lucky families, the Claw became the Claus.
Kawhi Leonard looked like the MVP of Christmas on Saturday afternoon at Dignowity Hill, spreading holiday cheer to some well-deserved children in need of a happy Christmas.
“Seeing their faces, their smile and enjoyment and all their emotions, it makes you feel good coming out here and doing it,” Leonard said.
The families involved had a slam dunk of a time.
“I want to say thank you to everybody out there that made this happen and dreams come true,” Gabriel Alaniz said.
The Alaniz family, already big Spurs fans, were guaranteed a good night after seeing a larger than life Santa walk through their door. Leonard’s Santa outfit did little to conceal his identity.
Families received a new basketball signed by Leonard and tickets to an upcoming game.