|Kawhi Leonard Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||June 29, 1991|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Kawhi Leonard is an American professional basketball player who is best known for his career with the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played two seasons of college basketball for the San Diego State Aztecs and has also been a part of teams like San Antonio Spurs and Toronto Raptors in the past. During the course of his career, he has been the recipient of several honors such as NBA All-Star‘s “MVP”, NBA Finals‘ “MVP”, NBA “Steals leader”, NBA “Defensive Player of the Year”, Mountain West‘s “Freshman of the Year”, AP‘s “Athlete of the Year”, and many more.
Kawhi Anthony Leonard
Kawhi, Mr. Basketball California
Los Angeles, California, United States
Kawhi first went to Canyon Springs High School before he moved to Martin Luther King High School prior to his junior year. After he finished his schooling at King High School, Leonard joined San Diego State. Once Kawhi completed his sophomore year, he decided not to attend the last two years in college and enter the 2011 NBA Draft instead.
Professional Basketball Player
- Father – Mark Leonard (Killed at his own Compton car wash on January 18, 2008)
- Mother – Kim Leonard
- Siblings – Kawhi has four older sisters
Kawhi is signed with Mitch Frankel.
6 ft 7 in or 201 cm
104 kg or 229½ lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Kawhi Leonard dated –
- Kishele Shipley – Kawhi is in a relationship with Kishele Shipley. The couple welcomed their first child in 2016. They also have another child together.
Race / Ethnicity
- Long hair, braided hairstyle
- Towering height
- Long arms
- Huge palm
- Leonard has signed sponsorship contracts with Nike Jordan Brand.
- He has also appeared in TV commercials for H-E-B, Fully Uploaded, and NBA.
- In 2018, Kawhi signed a multi-year endorsement deal with New Balance.
- In 2021, he was featured in a TV commercial for Hyundai Motor Company‘s “Hyundai Tucson”.
Best Known For
Winning the 2014 NBA title with San Antonio Spurs and the award for the 2014 NBA Finals MVP. He is also recognized for his muscular built and for his huge hand palms reaching 9.75 inches in length.
First Basketball Match
Leonard played his first official NBA game on December 26, 2011 when as a member of San Antonio Spurs, he faced Memphis Grizzlies.
In his first match, Kawhi spent a total of 13:33 minutes on the court, scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The Spurs won that game by 13 points with the final score being 95-82.
- Team player
- Post Moves
- Very strong on defense
In 2012, Leonard was seen in the short sports film NBA.TV as himself.
First TV Show
Other than basketball matches itself, Leonard was seen on the talk show Live! with Kelly as himself in 2014.
Kawhi’s personal training and diet programs are not known. However, we found one older video of Leonard’s training, right before he entered the 2011 NBA Draft. Watch it on YouTube.
Kawhi Leonard Facts
- During his freshman year at San Diego State, he was selected for the MWC freshman of the year, first-team All-MWC, and 2010 MWC Tournament Most Valuable Player.
- In his sophomore year at college, Kawhi was chosen in the Second Team All-America.
- In the 2011 NBA Draft, the Indiana Pacers picked Kawhi as 15th overall and was immediately traded to the San Antonio Spurs.
- On December 10, 2011, after the NBA lockout officially ended, Leonard signed a multi-year contract with San Antonio Spurs.
- He made it to the 2012 All-Rookie first team.
- During the 2012-2013 season, Kawhi was chosen to participate in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge as a member of Team Chuck.
- He was titled the NBA Finals MVP in 2014.
- He started for the West Team in the 2016 All-Star Game.
- In his freshman year at college, Kawhi played football because he couldn’t make it to the basketball tryouts as he had no transportation.
- Kawhi Leonard is not on social media.