Brayden Neubauer is a Spurs fan and a basketball writer for Pounding the Rock.
Back on Jan. 14, when NBA All-Star voting was heating up, Neubauer tweeted a promise. If his Kawhi Leonard vote got the 12,000 retweets it needed to propel Leonard into a starting spot in the Feb. 14 NBA All-Star Game in Toronto, Neubauer would get cornrows.
So, this happened:
Leonard, a notorious social-media hermit with little activity on Twitter, has made a strong case on the court for his inclusion. The 2014 NBA Finals MVP is averaging career highs this year in points, blocks, assists and 3s per game, and he has upped his free throw percentage from 80 to 88 percent.
He didn't get a vote push from all of his famous superstar friends, like LeBron and Carmelo, but this year at least, he didn't need it.