Who is Kawhi Leonard and what is his net worth 2018? Kawhi Leonard (aka) Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player, who was born on 29th June 1991 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. In National Basketball Association (NBA), He played for the team “San Antonio Spurs”. He is one of the best players in the NBA and proved it in many matches, he played.
He is the youngest among four elder sisters to his parents, Mark Leonard and Kim Robertson. He is the cousin of Stevie Johnson, American football wide receiver. Kawhi studied at Canyon Springs School and transferred to Martin Luther King High School in Los Angeles. He graduated in 2009.He was in a relationship with Kishele Shipley and gave birth to their first child in July 2016.
During the time, Kawhi played basketball as a freshman at San Diego State University, his average points were 12.7 and 9.9 bounds back per game and he played for two seasons. He was selected to play for Indiana Pacers.
He was the 15th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft and he also signed a multi-year deal with Spurs. In the year 2012, In 2012, USA men’s basketball Select Team got trained with the Olympic team. In the same year, Spurs re-signed him through the 2013-14 Season. He was a starter for the Western Conference team for the 2016 and 2017 All-Star Game
In 2009, Kawhi won the title “Mr. Basketball California” at Martin Luther King High School in Los Angeles. In 2010, he was rewarded with the Mountain West Freshman of the Year, first team All-MWC and Mountain West Tournament MVP, NBA Defensive Player of the Year (twice) and All-NBA First Team member (twice).
In 2011, He was in Consensus second-team All-American and in NABC All-American Third Team. He was a member of the 2012 NBA All-Rookie First Team. In 2014, He won an NBA Championship with the Spurs and was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player and NBA All-Defensive Team for the first time.
In 2015, Kawhi was the third-youngest player to win the NBA Defensive Player of the Year and the NBA Finals MVP award. On 6th March 2017, he was named as the Western Conference Player of the Week and he was selected to the All-NBA First Team for the second time and also for the third time, All-Defensive First Team honors.
Kawhi Leonard Net Worth
Kawhi Leonard’s has a $26 million net worth. During the years 2014 and 2015, he earned $2.8 million. In 2015 Kawhi re-signed with the Spurs a five-year with a $90 million contract. From 2016 to 2017 it is $17.6, which shows that his ascending career follows a climbing path unfalteringly.
On 19th January 2008, He played the match between Riverside King and Compton Dominguez in a high school basketball game at Pauley Pavilion, where he scored 17 points for King in a 68-60 loss. And later he shouted crying in his mother’s arms that his father was a shootout and killed before that day at his father’s own Compton car wash. During the 2016-2017 Leonard played as a defensive player, proved as a versatile player and threatened his adversaries, on an average 25.5 points per game.