Kawhi Anthony Leonard, or simply Kawhi Leonard, is an American basketball player. The 26-year-old plays for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association. He was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 2014 and NBA Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
The NBA player is in a relationship with California native Kishele Shipley and is a father of a lovely daughter. Leonard has been living with girlfriend Kishele since 2014.
Kawhi had kept his relationship with Kishele private for a long period as he wanted to protect his girlfriend from the unwanted media attention. But yet, he wasn't able to hide away his love affair for long. To learn the details of Kawhi's relationship with Kishele, don't stop reading.
Relationship of Kawhi Leonard with girlfriend Kishele Shipley
Kawhi and Kishele started off dating way before the San Antonio Spurs wingman was selected by the Spurs. Following her boyfriend, the proud girlfriend also moved to Texas and has been living together since 2014. Even though the two have been together for long, details of their relationship are not much available.
Leonard with girlfriend Kishele
The two of them look lovely together and are very close to each other. Even Shipley's family is really fond of boyfriend Leonard. Kishele's father Kenneth Shipley has been photographed holding Leonard's MVP award.
Kishele's father posing with her boyfriend's MVP Award
There have been several rumors regarding Leonard being engaged and married to girlfriend Kishele. But neither of the couples has spoken a word on the topic at hand nor any strong evidence has emerged to prove the statement to be true.
The unmarried couple is proud parents of a cute daughter named Kaliyah, born in July 2016. The Spurs had thrown a baby shower for the Leonard when the news of Kishele's pregnancy came forth.
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Till the date, there have been no records of their past affairs, and the pair has been living happily together with their daughter.
Career of Kawhi Leonard
Leonard has been playing basketball since his high school days, but his professional career rocketed in 2011 after being picked in the 2011 NBA draft and selected by San Antonio Spurs.
In 2013, Kawhi made his first NBA finals appearance in a match against the Miami Heat. In the following year, he led his team to win NBA Championship.
On April 23, 2015, he became the NBA Defensive Player of the Year. The title has also been named to Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon. After missing first 27 games of 2017 season due to a right quadriceps injury, he returned to the court on December 12, 2017, in the match against Dallas Mavericks.