Kawhi Leonard, the American professional basketball player was born on 29th June, 1991 in Los Angeles, California. He is famous for being one of the best NBA small forwards.

He has now established himself as the premier defender.

He has also accumulated around 12 million dollars as his net worth. This is going to increase significantly as he keeps getting paid in the course of 5 years. He has signed a 90 million dollar contract with the Spurs in 2015.

His High school career

He had a very successful high school career and won California Mr. Basketball at the time of his senior year. He was also leading his team to a record of 30-3. He was averaged 22 points, thirteen rebounds and four assists per game in that year.

After his high school he went to play at San Diego State University. He led them to NCAA tournament in the two years he went to play at San Diego State University. In his sophomore season, he was named as a 2nd team all – American and averaged a double – double.

Professional Career

He was drafted 15th overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Indian Pacers. He did not play any game for the Pacers though. He was at once traded to San Antonio Spurs. He finished his 1st season and then was nominated to the All- Rookie 1st team. He has been with Spurs since then and now he has agreed to 5 year, $90 m deal to remain with the Spurs. The final terms will not be finalized until next week when his maximum salary is established.

The Spurs are likely to wait before actually signing the contract so as to free up the cap space for chasing the other free agents. Spurs have 3 pending free agents- Patty Mills, Matt Bonner and Boris Diaw.

Personal life

Kawhi is famous as being very quiet by nature and likes to keep his life private as much as possible. In the year 2008, his father was shot when he working at Crompton Car Wash.

Kawhi has flared up in one of the premiere small forwards. He is a unique player in real sense because of his ability to guard 4 different positions and making a huge impact on the game. He is also very low maintenance and prototypical. He has been labelled as ‘team’s next star’ by Gregg Popovich. He is at the peak of his stardom at the moment.

Current News

Kawhi Leonard takes a loss of 30 points to the Bucks. He totaled 30 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks and 2 assists across thirty-six minutes in the 109-107 loss to Bucks this week on Tuesday.

Quick Summary:

Full name: Kawhi Anthony Leonard

Date of birth: June 29, 1991

Birth place: Los Angeles, California

Age: 25 years old

Profession: Professional basketball player

Height: 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)

Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)

Net worth: $12 million