Los Angeles Clippers basketball star, Kawhi Leonard, is known for his stoic demeanor on the court. Whether the team wins on a last-minute shot, or they lose in heartbreaking fashion, he seems to exude the same emotions. Recent research has shown that Leonard’s lack of emotional fluctuation may stem from childhood trauma. When Kawhi was 16, his father was murdered in Compton, California. Therefore, his lack of response to positive events may be a result of this incident.
- Clippers star Kawhi Leonard may lack emotional awareness on the court due to trauma experienced in his teenage years.
- Leonard’s father was murdered in Compton, California when Kawhi was just sixteen years old.
- Studies have shown that those who experience trauma showed less of an emotional response to positive rewards than those who did not.
“Research shows that childhood trauma has a lasting impact on an adult’s life.”