Is Kawhi Leonard married? Yes, he is. His wife name is Kishele Shipley. The couple celebrated their wedding in 2014 and has been living a romantic conjugal life. The beautiful couple welcomed their first child as a daughter on 10 July 2016. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Kawhi Leonard:
Who is Kawhi Leonard?
Having American nationality, Kawhi Leonard is a popular professional basketball player best known for playing for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. He was born on June 29, 1991, which makes the age of the basket player be 29 years old as of 2020. In 2014, he was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player by winning the NBA championship with the Spurs. In 2015 and 2016, he turned as the winner of the NBA Defensive Player of the Year title and has been named as All-NBA First Team member for two times.
Early Life and Education
Born as Kawhi Anthony Leonard, he landed the planet in 1991 and his place of birth is in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America. He was the student of Moreno Valley, California based Canyon Springs High School.
Kawhi Leonard’s Father and Mother
Kawhi Leonard was born to the parents named Mark Leonard (father) and Kim Robertson (mother). He is the youngest child to his parents and is blessed with four elder sisters. On January 18, 2008, his father Mark was killed at his self owned Compton car wash. According to the reports, Mark’s murder has not been identified yet and the family has stopped looking for updates from the concerned authorities. Talking more about his family members, Kawhi is the cousin of the American football wide receiver named Stevie Johnson.
Career and Professional Life
Leonard started playing professionally from an early age. While being enrolled at Martin Luther King High School, he started his junior playing career. Later, he started playing for the King High Wolves where he led the team earned a 30–3 record with the major contribution by Tony Snell. He became the receiver of the California Mr. Basketball title during which he managed to retain an average of 22.6 points and .0 blocks per game. In 2009, he was ranked as the No. 8 small forward by Rivals.com. After his high school, Leonard joined San Diego State University and played for the University where he made an average of 12.7 points in 2009–10.
Analyzing his performance, he was selected by the Indiana Pacers during the 2011 NBA draft as the 15th overall pick. However, he was traded by the Indiana Pacers to the San Antonio Spurs. He made a contract for a multi-year deal with the team on December 10, 2011.
Leonard alongside Tiago Splitter both were selected as members of Team Chuck for the 2012 Rising Stars Challenge. He secured the fourth position during the voting of in Rookie of the Year. He played for the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. In 2016, Leonard was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game. Being the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year (2015 and 2016), he proved his skills and playing qualities. The 2017-18 season was not fruitful for him where he suffered from the injury and missed the first 27 games of the season. His debut for the season was against the Dallas Mavericks in late 2017.
Kawhi Leonard is a married man who tied his knot with his girlfriend Kishele Shipley. They have a beautiful daughter together and have been living a happy married life. Leonard is American by nationality and is Afro-American by ethnicity.
Moving to his body measurement facts, Leonard has a tall height of 6 feet 7 inches which makes him perfect for playing basketball. He weighs about 104 kilograms making him balanced as per his tall height. Having black hair and black eyes, he carries an appealing personality with a well-maintained physique. He is strict regarding his practice, workout and nutritional plan.
Salary and Net worth
Leonard has an estimated net worth of 25 million USD. Most of his earnings come from his contract of playing deal with the team and also from a multi-year endorsement deal. He has entered into an endorsement deal with New Balance in 2018. He was also signed with Nike’s subsidiary, Air Jordan brand. From 2011 to 2018, he played for the basketball team San Antonio Spurs. From 2018, he has been playing for Toronto based team, Toronto Raptors.
Wiki and Facts
Being one of the popular and successful basketball players, the biography of Kawhi Leonard is available on Wikipedia and most of the popular wiki sites. Find him on twitter @kawhileonard where he has been followed by over 220k followers. His Facebook page is available @Kawhi-Leonard. Kawhi Leonard hasn’t provided his phone number for contact.