Kawhi Anthony Leonard is a popular 28-year-old free agent and American basketball player born in June 1991. The NBA star is well acclaimed for his great skill and work ethic in the court which he accredits to his high school days way back when he was only a regular school kid who just loved sport.
Who is Kawhi Anthony Leonard?
Kawhi was born to Mark Leonard and Kim Robertson in a family of six children. He is the last-born among four sisters and was raised in Los Angeles living with both his parents and also the sisters. Steven Johnson, an American football wide receiver is known to be a cousin to Leonard. On the 18th of January his father was shot dead while he was at his car wash, Compton.
The next evening after the death, Leonard lived on with his legacy and kept on playing the game. He only later on allowed himself to get emotional after the game was over. As of 2019 however, the investigations of the murder has not yet been concluded.
As far back as 2009, he was considered a four-star recruit by rivals.com and as the number 8th small forward and number 48th player in the nation. At San Diego State University, he was named freshman of the year at the Mountain West Conference tournament. He left San Diego State University after being invited to the ALL- America Second basketball team where he entered the game in the 2011 NBA.
In 2011 he was recognized by NBA scouts and the Sporting News as having a strong work ethic and physical marvel together with effective defense and offensive capabilities in the league. He signed a trade deal with San Antonios Spurs in 2011 where he secured a fourth position ranking in the ‘Rookie of the year’ voting and subsequently qualified for the first team.
Spurs team won the NBA championship 2014 and, at the white city ceremony, he was recognized by President Barack Obama while handing a signed ball. The same year he was named All-defensive for the first time in the second NBA team. During his whole career, he was the youngest of the NBA finalists and only the sixth player since Billups Chauncey won the Most Valuable Player as he did in 2004.
Leonard was named the Defensive Player of the Year, First All-Star Selection, Second All-NBA First Team Selection and Second All-NBA First Team selection in the periods 20014-2015 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2018-2019 respectively.
Does Kawhi Leonard have a wife?
Leonard rarely discloses his privacy nor attends interviews and questions concerning his social life. He is quiet and does not use social media platforms. He was blessed with two children with his girlfriend Kishele Shipley. In July 2016, he had his first child then the second one came in March 2019.
He signed a multinational sports footwear deal in 2018 with New Balance and Air Jordan brand.
What's Kawhi Leonard net worth?
Leonard has been estimated to be worth a staggering $15 million net from his impressive career games, signed contracts and merchandise endorsements.