Hassan Whiteside and Kawhi Leonard are two of the NBA's biggest and brightest stars. Both players are the undoubted leaders of their franchises and put up impressive numbers every night.
Leonard is further along in his NBA story, the San Antonio Spurs man is already a champion, has a finals MVP title to his name, is an All-Star and back-to-back Defensive Player of the Year.
Whiteside is in his second full NBA season, was handed a max contract in the summer, was voted All-Defensive second team in 2016 and was the blocks leader, but he is on his way to reaching the levels set by Leonard.
Both stars have their niches, Leonard has developed into one of the premium two-way players in the league, but made his name as a lockdown defender while Whiteside consistently defies belief to block shot after shot with his 7'7 wingspan.
But the extent of their prowess is incredible when you consider the stats and see that Leonard is the only active player in the NBA to have more steals than fouls when counting players who have competed in over 50 games, while the same applies for Whiteside and blocks.
Throughout his career, Kawhi has stolen the ball 605 times and only given away 602 fouls. The only other player to have a positive record since the stats began to be tracked is Ronnie Brewer, who had 622 steals and 545 fouls in his 502 games from 2007 to 2014.