Did NBA player Kawhi Leonard sign with Clippers? Know about his girlfriend, children and net worth
There is report saying that ex-raptors star signed a 3-year deal. Similarly, the Los Angeles Clippers signed free-agent forward Kawhi Leonard, this year’s NBA Finals MVP with the Toronto Raptors. It was a three-year contract of $103-million US maximum and officially completed a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder for Paul George.
Lawrence Frank is the president of Clippers basketball operation and he said,
“We are grateful and honoured that Kawhi Leonard has decided to come home and join the L.A. Clippers. Kawhi is a peerless two-way player, a relentless worker and a natural fit for the serious, professional culture our group has established. He wins everywhere he goes, and he always has, from King High School to San Diego State to the NBA,”
It is known that Kawhi would receive a four year $142 million maximum contract. Likewise, he and the Clippers had talked about a full four-year max. But eventually agreed on the shorter deal which preserves the future contract flexibility for the two-time NBA Finals MVP.
“Having him on our side is a tremendous privilege and a massive responsibility, one we will take very seriously,”
Is Kawhi Leonard married man?
Kawhi Leonard is not a married man. But he is dating Kishele Shipley from the year 2014. In the year 2015, he announced that he is going to be a father. On 10th July 2016, he became a father to a baby girl. He has not revealed the name of the daughter yet.
On the first birthday of his daughter, his fan uploaded a video where he was celebrating her birthday. Similarly, in March 2019, he welcomed a son. Even though this couple is not married yet but they seem to be happy together. There is no news of their separation.
Kawhi Leonard life, career, and net worth
The American professional basketball player Kawhi Leonard was born on 29th June 1991 in Los Angeles, California. He is the son of Mark Leonard(father) and Kim Robertson(mother).
Similarly, his father was shot and killed on 18th January 2008 at the Compton car wash he owned. He attended Canyon Spring High School, Martin Luther King High School, and San Diego State University.
Kawhi was selected to his first NBA All-Star Game in the year 2016. Similarly, he was also an NBA All-Rookie First Team selection in the year 2012 and the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year in the year 2015 and 2016.
Likewise, in his sophomore season, he averaged 15.7 points and 10.4 rebounds. As the Aztecs finished with a 34-3 record. He won back-to-back conference tournament championships.
Kawhi has the estimated net worth of $40 million. Similarly, he signed a 3-year $103 million contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on July 2019. The contract is for two years and he will make an average salary of $34.3 million. His previous contract earned him $94.3 million over 5 years.
Short bio on Kawhi Leonard
Kawhi Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association. Leonard won an NBA championship with the Spurs in 2014 and was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player. He is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, having won in 2015 and 2016. See more…
Source: cbc.ca, Wikipedia