An American professional basketball player, Kawhi Leonard was born as Kawhi Anthony Leonard. As of now, Kawhi currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers in NBA. Besides, he plays in the position of small forward and shooting guard in the team. The proficient basketball player, Kawhi Leonard’s net worth is evaluated of $40 million as of 2019.
Furthermore, he is one the third player along with Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon to win NBA Defensive Player of the Year and NBA Finals MVP. Let us dig a little bit deeper and see what we know about NBA star Kawhi Leonard.
Know About Kawhi Leonard’s Net Worth, Childhood Life, Career, and Relationship
Kawhi Leonard took birth in Los Angeles, California on June 29, 1991, to parents Mark Leonard and Kim Robertson. Similarly, he spent his childhood alongside his four elder sisters. At the age of 17, he lost his father at a car wash center after a brutal murder.
Following Kawhi’s education detail, he joined Canyon Springs High School to pursue his early education. Later, he went to the Martin Luther King High School. He started showing interest in basketball from his school days. During his senior year in college, he earned the title of California Mr. Basketball.
He began his career by playing for the university team at San Diego State University. Afterward an impressive performance from Leonard, he earned the title of the 2010 MWC Tournament Most Valuable Player.
The breakthrough point of his career was in 2011 when he was picked as the 15th overall pick by the Indiana Pacers in 2011 NBA Draft. Being selected by the Pacers, he couldn’t be made it to the team and later he moved to San Antonio Spurs.
Additionally, he showed great skill and ability and earned himself a position in the team of San Antonio Spurs. In the 2014 season, Leonard played for the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. Similarly, he led his team to NBA Finals of the 2014 season. Kawhi also received award of Most Value Player of 2014 NBA Finals. He was one of the third-youngest players to earn it.
Likewise, in the 2015 season, he received the award of NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Besides, he made it to the Western Conference All-Star team in 2016 after an impressive season. In 2016, after impressive performance against, Miami Heat in NBA Finals he earned the title of NBA Defensive Player of the Year for the second successive year.
Kawhi Leonard Career in Toronto Raptors
The 2017-18 season went bad for him after suffering from several injuries. Later, he completed his move to Toronto Raptors in July 2018. He started his brilliant performance with his new team and led the team to NBA Finals of 2019 season. The Toronto Raptors defeated Golden Warrior by 4-2 series win. Similarly, Kawhi received MPV of NBA Finals 2019. It was his second title in his playing career.
After playing for one season, he moved to Los Angeles Clippers. He signed a 3-year contract that is worth $103 million with the Los Angeles Clippers in July 2019.
Know About Kawhi Leonard’s Net Worth and Earnings
Previously mentioned, Kawhi Leonard’s net worth is evaluated at $40 million. The major source of income comes from his playing career. Recently, he signed a $103 million worth contract with the Los Angeles Clippers. After signing the huge contract, his average annual salary raised to $34.3 million.
Furthermore, he makes a good sum of amount from the endorsement deals. He has signed endorsement contracts with popular brands like Air Jordan and New Balance.
Know About Kawhi Leonard Personal Life and Relationship
Following on Kawhi’s personal life of Leonard, he is a loving relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Kishele Shipley. The couple shared their first baby daughter Kaliyah Leonard on July 2016. In March 2019, the couple had their second baby son.
Furthermore, Kawhi has maintained his personal life too much more privacy. He has kept his personal life away from the limelight of media. Besides, he is also active on social media like Instagram and Twitter.