Kawhi Leonard is an American professional basketball player who started his NBA professional basketball career with the San Antonio Spurs, helping them win a championship.
His $ 39.3 million ( INR 2,96.30 Cr) base salary makes him one of the 10 highest-paid players in the NBA. He earns millions more every year from endorsements. In his first decade in the NBA, he has earned $ 150 million ( INR 11,30.92 Cr) in NBA salary.
|Real Name||Kawhi Anthony Leonard|
|Birth Place||Los Angeles, California|
|Birthday||29th June 1991|
|Source of Income||Professional basketball player.|
|Age||31 years. (As of 2021).|
|Father’s name||Mark Leonard|
|Mother’s name||Kim Robertson|
|Siblings||Miesha Slayton (sister), Kimesha Monae Williams (sister).|
|High school||Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California.|
Martin Luther King High School.
|University||San Diego State University|
|NBA draft||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall Selected by the Indiana Pacers.|
|Height||6 feet 7 inches /201 cm|
|Weight||102 Kg / 225 Lbs.|
|Relationships||Kishele Shipley ( 2014-Till Present)|
|Children||They have two children together.|
|Profession||Professional basketball player|
|San Antonio Spurs||2011–2018|
|Los Angeles Clippers||2019–present.|
|Career highlights and awards||2× NBA champion (2014, 2019)|
2× NBA Finals MVP (2014, 2019)
5× NBA All-Star (2016, 2017, 2019–2021)
NBA All-Star Game MVP (2020)
3× All-NBA First Team (2016, 2017, 2021)
2× All-NBA Second Team (2019, 2020)
3× NBA All-Defensive First Team (2015–2017)
4× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2014, 2019–2021)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (2012)
NBA steals leader (2015)
NBA 75th Anniversary Team
AP Athlete of the Year (2019)
Consensus second-team All-American (2011)
2× First-team All-MWC (2010, 2011)
California Mr Basketball (2009)
|Monthly Income||$ 32,78,745.29 (INR 24,72,00,796 ).|
|Yearly Income||$ 3,93,44,943.46 (INR 2,96,64,09,554).|
|Net Worth||$ 80 million (INR 6,03.16 Cr).|
|Last Updated||January 2022.|
Leonard was born on 29th June 1991 in Los Angeles, California, where he was also raised. He is the last of five kids (and the only boy). His father’s name is Mark Leonard and his mother Kim Leonard.
He studied in Canyon Springs High School and later on transferred to Martin Luther King High School in his junior year. During his senior year, he played alongside Tony Shell, putting up amazing performances that deemed him a 4-star recruit according to Rivals.com. In 2009. He was listed as the 48th-ranked player in the nation as well as the number 8 small forward overall.
He played two seasons at the college level for the San Diego State Aztecs where his prowess on the court earned him a consensus spot on the second-team All-American squad during his sophomore year.
During his sophomore season, he led the Aztecs to win their second consecutive conference championship, at which point the team entered the NCAA tournament for a second time during his period.
He decided to leave college after his sophomore year, and the Indiana Pacers drafted him immediately. he was quickly traded to the San Antonio Spurs, where he would begin a decorated career under legendary coach Gregg Popovich.
He finished his first season with the Spurs with a nomination to the All-Rookie First Team & also remained with the Spurs from 2011 to 2018 and won a range of sports honours while playing for the Spurs, including being named the NBA Finals MVP, as well as winning the NBA Championship.
In 2018 he after seven seasons with the Spurs, was traded to the Toronto Raptors. Today he earns $ 23 million ( INR 1,73.40 Cr) per year.
He scored more than 30 points in a game thirteen times in the 2019 playoff season, further solidifying his standing as one of the best in the sport. His outstanding skills on the court have earned him comparisons to topflight NBA talent such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Stephen Curry.
In 2015 he signed a 5-year $ 90 million ( INR 6,78.55 Cr) contract with the Spurs. As a result of this contract, his annual salary jumped from $3 million ( INR 22.61 Cr) to $16 million ( INR 1,20.63 Cr) to $17 million ( INR 1,28.17 Cr) respectively.
His 2019 contract with the LA Clippers was recorded as a three-year deal, amounting to $103,137,300 ( INR 7,77,.60 Cr)fully guaranteed.
Though he is famously sparse with words, his most famous quote is “The board man gets paid,” which is a reflection of his willingness to execute certain intangibles on the court.
In 2019 he paid $ 13.3 million ( INR 1,00,.27 Cr) for a home in Rancho Santa Fe, California.
In March 2021 he paid $17 million ( INR 1,28.17 Cr) for a home in LA’s Pacific Palisades neighbourhood.
Q. How old are Kawhi Leonard?
Ans:- As of 2021, he is 31 years old.
Q. In which position Kawhi Leonard plays?
Ans:- He plates in Small forward.