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Kawhi Leonard holds the record for wins in first 300 starts

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Kawhi Leonard is a special basketball player. The two-time Defensive Player of the Year has started the season in great fashion for the San Antonio Spurs, averaging 28.3 points and four steals as the franchise have started 3-0.

The 98-79 win over the New Orleans Pelicans was the forward's 300th start in the NBA and brought up an impressive record for the six-year professional.

San Antonio has been a model of consistency throughout recent years, and that was only emphasised as Leonard set a new NBA record for wins in a player's first 300 starts.

Leonard has won 235 of those games, leaving him ahead of Matt Barnes, who won 231, and Danny Ainge, who clocked up 229, according to ESPN via Elias Sports Bureau.

"It's the beginning of the season. We still can get better," Leonard said. "We want to keep going, moving forward. It's a team game. I'm going to need these guys in the playoffs to play their best basketball and be confident when they get there.

New Orleans Pelicans v San Antonio Spurs

New Orleans Pelicans v San Antonio Spurs

"[I'm] just picking and choosing where I shoot the ball, run the offense and get guys involved. I see how the defense is playing me and just go from there."

Leonard is thriving in the post-Tim Duncan era and the Spurs will need him to continue the early form if they are to be in contention for a finals spot. 

There's no doubt Leonard is a superstar, and the scary thing is that he's only beginning to write his legacy.

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