Kawhi Leonard with basketball ball
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Kawhi Leonard is a well-known American professional basketball player who plays for the Los Angeles Clippers. Read the full article to know his net worth, age, salary, and height.

Leonard is not just a common name, he has now become a brand in himself. He has played for four different teams throughout his career. He was a sports enthusiast even when he was a child and used to play football with his father.

The California native got interested in basketball after high school and then there was no looking back. His father was very supportive of his passion for sports and often helped him in training.

However, things were never so easy for Leonard as he received heart-wrenching news of his father’s murder. Though it was a tough time for him, he did not lose hope and continued doing hard work in the game. He played a game against Dominguez Hills the next night. 

Leonard started his professional career in the year 2011. He won the NBA basketball championship in 2014, playing for the Spurs. After playing seven seasons with the Spurs he got traded into the Toronto Raptors in 2018.

“The Claw” as he is famous, was able to lead the Raptors to the NBA championship victory in 2019. He joined the Clippers as a free agent after moving to his hometown. He has won the Most Valuable Player award twice in his NBA career.

The 30-year-old holds many records of his name till now. He is a five-time All-Star and has earned seven All-Defensive Team selections. Leonard also became the Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.

Kawhi Leonard’s details

Full NameKawhi Anthony Leonard
Nickname“The Claw”
BornJune 29, 1991

Los Angeles, California

Debut2011
Height201 cm
Weight102 kg
Age30
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California
ReligionChristianity
NationalityAmerican
Net Worth$80 million
Marital StatusUnmarried
Father nameMark Leonard
Mother nameKim Leonard
Salary$40 million
Twitter Handle@kawhileonard
Instagram HandleN/A

Age 

The American basketball player is 30 years old and is named among the most valuable players on his team.

Kawhi Leonard’s Net worth and Salary

The American basketball star has an estimated net worth of about $80 million. He has accumulated this amount through his professional earnings as well as various endorsements and deals. His annual salary is about $40 million.

Kawhi Leonard Clippers
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Height

Leonard’s 201 cm tall height is certainly a big advantage for him in his game.

Nickname

An interesting fact about the nickname of Kawhi Leonard is that he has earned it because of his large hands. Surely enough “the Claw” has hands that seldom miss an opportunity to grab the ball.

Recent News about Kawhi Leonard

Leonard’s recent injury of the right knee during a game of the 2021 Western Conference semifinals was quite concerning for his team. He could not even play the last 4 to 5 minutes of that game. However, at the end of the game, the California native said ” I’ll be good”. He is given some time to recover from the injury. He might join the team at some point during the 2021-22 season. We are hopeful for his speedy recovery and great return to the game.

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