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Kawhi Leonard

Kawhi Leonard

Born:

Kawhi Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association born on June 29, 1991, In California.

Family Background:

He is the son of Mark Leonard and Kim Leonard. He has four elder sisters. His father was murdered by some unknown assailants, while He had at his car wash center.

Personal Life:

Kawhi Leonard is in relation with Kishel Shipley. The couple had their first child in July 2016.

Education:

He attended the Canyon Springs High School. Later, He had attended the Martin Luther King High School. In 2009, He joined the San Diego State University and had started his amateur career in his freshman year.

Career:

In his senior year at the university, He had named to be included in the Second Team All-America. He had selected as the 15th overall pick by the Indiana Pacers But had traded to San Antonio Spurs. In the 2012-13 season, Leonard was selected to play for the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge. He led the Spurs’ to NBA Finals, Where they played against Miami Heat. In the game, Leonard had averaged 14.6 points and 11.1 rebounds. In 2014, he had selected to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team. In the NBA Finals, He had scored a career-high of 29 points. In 2014-2015, Season, He missed few games due to an infection to his eyes. In January 2016, Kawhi Leonard had earned his first selection to the All-Star Game. He had been selected as a starter to the Western Conference team. Leonard became the sixth player in the history of San Antonio Spurs, to be selected as an All-Star starter. In January 2017, Leonard set a career-high of 38 points in a loss to Phoenix Suns. In the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. In June 2018, There had reports that Leonard had requested for a trade from the Spurs. In July, He had been traded to the Toronto Raptors.

Unknown Facts:

  • Kawhi Anthony Leonard is his full name.
  • He is never played more than 72 games in a regular season.
  • He worked at a car wash with his father as a child.

Master Stroke:

  • He is the first Jordan Brand athlete to win Finals MVP since Jordan.

Awards and Achievements:

  • In 2014, He became the NBA champion.
  • In 2014, He became the 2× NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
  • In 2016, He became the 2× All-NBA First Team.
  • In 2017, He became the 3× NBA All-Star.
  • In 2019, He becomes the 3× NBA All-Star.

What can we learn from Him??

Like Kawhi Leonard, Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.

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