Kawhi Leonard is an American professional basketball player. He is currently playing for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Along with Spurs, he won the NBA championship in 2014. After seven years, he was traded to the Toronto Raptors and led the Raptors to their first NBA championship in franchise history in 2019.
Kawhi Leonard Family-From Father's Death To Sister's Imprisonment
Kawhi Leonard was born on 29th June 1991, in Los Angeles, California. He holds the American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity.
He went to Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, California. While he was in high school he played for the school basketball team and was titled California Mr. Basketball. He then transferred to Canyon Springs High School. He graduated from San Diego State University in 2011.
Kawhi is one of four kids of Mark Leonard and Kim Robertson. He was raised along with his three elder sisters in his hometown in California. Kawhi Leonard's father was shot on 18th January 2008 at the car wash that he owned. The suspect of the crime is still not found. Kawhi was no doubt devastated and also paid a heartfelt tribute to his old man.
His sister Miesha Slayton was accused of robbing and murdering an elderly woman at the California Casino on 31st August 2019. She is still in custody.
How Kawhi Began His Career As Professional Basketball Player?
Kawhi Leonard signed a contract with the Spurs after completing his University on 10th December 2011. The next year he was placed fourth in Rookie of the Year voting and was also named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team.
In 2014 he scored season-high points for Spurs and won over the Memphis Grizzlies. On 16th July 2015, he signed a five-year contract with Spurs again. In July 2018, Leonard requested to trade him from Spurs due to his health condition. Then he was moved to Raptors and led Raptors in 2019 final in NBA.
Leonard signed a contract with Los Angeles Clippers for three years on 10th July 2019. He scored season-high points in just 29 minutes and won the Cleveland Cavaliers match on 14th January 2020. He was named the NBA All-Star MVP of the 2020 NAB All-Star Game.
What Is Kawhi Leonard's Net Worth?
Kawhi Leonard has garnished a huge wealth from his career as a basketball player. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kawhi has an estimated net worth of $35 million as of 2020.
The major portion of his salary is generated from his career and contract. In 2015, he signed a $90 million contract with the Spurs for 5 years. In 2019, he signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers for three years for $103 million.
Kawhi is now a proud owner of Ritz-Carlton Residence in Los Angeles, which he bought in 2019 for $6.725 million. Furthermore, He also bought a Tuscan-style estate in San Diego for $13.3 million.
Leonard previously endorsed Air Jordan, and now he is the face of New Balance. According to some online sources, he would be paid $5 million per year for endorsing the sports footwear New Balance.
The professional basketball player also has a 2016 Subaru Forester SUV whose current price is $23,245. He also owns a 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe which costs around $23,507 to $31,485.
Kawhi Leonard-A Proud Father
Kawhi is in a relationship with Kishele Shipley. The couple attended San Diego State University. So they have known each other from their University days.
The pair have been dating for a long time. Moreover, they welcomed their first child; a daughter Kaliyah Leonard in July 2016. Leonard and Shipley welcomed their second child baby; a boy in March 2019.