Snoop was particularly impressed with Leonard's high basketball IQ, and shared a story about watching him warm up during the NBA Finals last season.
"I'm a sports guy and I always have to look at that part of the game," Snoop said (starts at the 1:10 mark). "IQ can win more than ability and skill.
"When I went to the Finals against Golden State last year, I seen (Leonard) work out, 'cause I was there early ... (He was) shooting nothing but mid-range, mid-range, mid-range. I watched the next (player) come out: Three, three, three, three, free throw, three, three ... Everybody want the three, but the mid-range is a guaranteed two. If your IQ is right, you're gonna hit that mid-range more than you hit that three."
Snoop was among those who tried to recruit Leonard to the Lakers in free agency. Leonard ultimately signed a three-year, $103-million max deal with the Clippers.