Obvious Post Of The Day: Kawhi Leonard's Hands Are ENORMOUS

Apr 11, 2014 | Updated Apr 11, 2014

Kawhi Leonard's hands are massive. Like really massive.

They're so large, in fact, that NBC affiliate WOAI-TV dedicated a whole news segment to the basketball player's appendages in 2011; and Leonard's teammates on the San Antonio Spurs even poked fun at them in a commercial for H-E-B laundry detergent last year.

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Kawhi Leonard's hands take control as he battles Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, in Oakland, Calif.

Though we've long known about the 6-foot-7-inch forward's huge hands (WOAI-TV said in 2011 that they measure a whopping 11.5 inches), sometimes it's helpful to get a little perspective:

Kawhi Leonard's Hand

"My friend met Kawhi Leonard," wrote Redditor bettercallsaul3 on Thursday in a caption that accompanied this photograph (above). "It's like he's part bear."

The photograph was taken, explained the Redditor, after Leonard and his Spurs teammate Corey Joseph walked into a store in Dallas where his friend -- a woman described as "petite" -- works.

"[Kawhi Leonard] was reserved at first so she was talking to Corey a lot until she asked him why he was so shy, then he said, 'I'm not shy, I'm talking now aren't I?' After that Kawhi opened up and was friendly," the Redditor wrote of the encounter.

Fans are, of course, often awed by the size of basketball players' hands and feet. In January, for example, a photograph of Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Giannis Antetokounmpo's hand went viral on Instagram. "Those are some big hands, alright," one impressed netizen wrote of the pic.

Antetokounmpo's hands are each said to be about 10 inches long.

(Hat tip, Bleacher Report)