Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

Basketball Player

Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. A two-time NBA champion, he is a five-time All-Star with three All-NBA First Team selections.

Full Name
Kawhi Anthony Leonard
Jun 29, 1991
In a relationship
6′ 7″
Net Worth


Kawhi Anthony Leonard was born on June 29, 1991 in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Mark Leonard and Kim Robertson. His zodiac sign is Cancer, and his ethnicity is African-American. He attended Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California, where he was a first-team All-America selection as a junior and a senior.

Leonard had a successful career at San Diego State University from 2009 to 2011; he was named MWC Freshman of the Year for the 2009–10 season and Mountain West Conference Player of the Year for the 2010–11 season. Following his sophomore year, he declared himself eligible for the 2011 NBA draft and was selected by the Indiana Pacers with the 15th overall pick. On June 23, 2011, his rights were traded to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for George Hill.

During his time with the Spurs, Leonard developed into one of the best players in the league becoming an All-Star in 2016 and 2017, being named Finals MVP in 2014 when they won their fifth championship, winning Defensive Player of The Year awards in 2015 and 2016, being selected to three All-Defensive Teams (2015–2017) and making three All-NBA Teams (2016–2018). In 2018 he was traded to Toronto Raptors for DeMar DeRozan where he led them to their first title in franchise history. After spending 2019 with Toronto Leonard signed with LA Clippers as a free agent before 2020 season started.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Kawhi Leonard is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 29, 1991, Kawhi Leonard was born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2009</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">McDonald's All American</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Leonard is named a McDonald’s All American and commits to San Diego State University.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2011</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Selected 15th Overall in NBA Draft</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Selected as the fifteenth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to San Antonio Spurs</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Leonard is traded to the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for George Hill.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2014</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named Finals MVP</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Leads the Spurs to victory in the NBA Finals and is named the MVP of the series.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Traded to Toronto Raptors</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first round draft pick.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">2nd NBA Championship Win</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Leads Toronto to their first ever NBA championship and wins his second Finals MVP award.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's a Great Two-Way Player</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kawhi Leonard is a great two-way player. He is an excellent defender, and can also score in bunches when needed. His ability to do both make him one of the most valuable players in the league.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He Is a Clutch Performer</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kawhi Leonard has a knack for coming up big in the clutch. His shot against the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals was a perfect example of this. His ability to stay poised and hit big shots under pressure makes him an invaluable asset.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Kawhi Leonard is an inspiration to many basketball fans. His hard work and dedication to his craft are admirable, and he serves as motivation for others to strive for excellence. Kawhi is truly an inspirational figure in the basketball world.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> College MVP</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kawhi Leonard was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2011 NCAA tournament while playing for San Diego State University.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> NBA Champion and Finals MVP</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2014, Kawhi Leonard won both the NBA Championship and the Finals MVP award with the San Antonio Spurs.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Two-Time Defensive Player of the Year</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kawhi Leonard has been named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year twice, in 2015 and 2016.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Only Player to Win Finals MVP with Two Different Teams</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Kawhi Leonard is the only player in NBA history to win the Finals MVP award with two different teams - the Spurs and Raptors.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> One-Time All Star Game MVP</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2019, Kawhi Leonard was named the MVP of the All Star Game after scoring a game high of 30 points.</p></div>


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