Kawhi Leonard is an American professional basketball player. Best known by his popular nickname – The Klaw – it’s very difficult to find an NBA fan who does not know him. His main feature, apart from his remarkable talent, is his unique style of play. Able to make everyone laugh, he has incredible skill and agility.
Kawhi Leonard was born on June 29, 1991, in Los Angeles, California. His position with the Clippers is Small forward – Shooting guard, and his jersey number is 2. His estimated value is about $40 million. He is 6 feet, 7 inches tall.
Kawhi’s father was killed in 2008 at a car wash in Compton. Before changing schools, he attended Canyon Springs High School where he led the King High Wolves basketball team to a 30-3 record.
He was named Mr. Basketball in California City and by 2009, he was the 48th player in the country. During his time at San Diego State University, he led the team to a record of 25-9.
In 2011, he joined the NBA Draft. During 2014-2015, he had blurry vision problems and was discarded after a few injections in his right hand. Upon returning to the court, he received the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year award.
During 2018 he suffered several injuries and disputes with The Spurs management. He had long absences from the courts.
On July 18, 2018, he was transferred to the Toronto Raptors. He received several honors and scored 732 points in the NBA playoffs. For the second time, he was named MVP of the NBA Finals.
In 2019, he signed a contract with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Kawhi Leonard is an example that despite all the circumstances that come our way, we have to keep fighting for our dreams. As always, giving our best in every situation.