Born on June 29, 1991, Kawhi Anthony Leonard is a professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers playing in the NBA. He played college basketball for the San Diego State Aztecs for two seasons. However, he opted to forgo his final two seasons to enter the 2011 NBA draft. The Indiana Pacers selected him, but he was later traded to the San Antonio Spurs on draft night.
Nicknamed the 'Klaw' for his ball-hawking skills, Kawhi went on to win an NBA championship for the Spurs in 2014, where he won his first Finals MVP. After playing with the Spurs for seven seasons, Kawhi was traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2018. He led the Raptors to their first-ever NBA championship in 2019 and won his second Finals MVP award that year. He later moved to Los Angeles, his hometown, and signed with the Clippers as a free agent in July 2019. Kawhi won 'Defensive Player of the Year' honors in 2015 and 2016.
Who is Kawhi Leonard's Girlfriend, Kishele Shipley?
Born to Kenneth and Cathy Marie Shipley on April 10, 1989, Kishele Shipley has two sisters — the older, Kenisha, and a younger sister, Kasandra. She is of American nationality but reportedly is of multiracial ethnicity. Her sister Kenisha earned her Master's degree in Environmental Science - Hydrology. Kasandra graduated from California State University.
Both Leonard and Shipley attended San Diego State University. It is rumored that the two met there, which set off the sparks for the couple, who have been together since 2014. Kishele has a degree in Public Administration. Subsequently, she served as a Human Resources expert in San Diego before shifting base with Leonard when he signed with the San Antonio Spurs.
What is Kishele Shipley's height and age?
Born on April 10, 1989, Shipley is now 31 years old. At 5 foot 8, she stands much shorter than her beau Kawhi, who is 6 foot 7 inches tall.
What is Kishele Shipley's ethnicity?
Kishele is of multiracial ethnicity. She is said to be of African American descent.
What is Kishele Shipley's Net worth?
Kishele's net worth as of 2020 is currently under review. As per recent reports, she shares the rumored $35 million fortune of her partner, Kawhi Leonard. Kishele has managed to keep the details of her salary and assets mostly private. However, she arguably makes a sufficient amount from her career. Her estimated net worth is $200,000.
Did Kawhi Leonard and Kishele Shipley get married?
Shipley prefers to stay out of the spotlight. Like Leonard, Shipley is a very private person and prefers to keep out of the limelight. She does not have any public Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram accounts. Both her sisters, Kenisha and Kasandra, are active on social media. However, out of respect for their sister and Leonard's privacy, they do not post anything about the pair. Thus, there are not many photos of Kawhi Leonard's wife online, but she was spotted cheering him on when he played home games for the Toronto Raptors. The two are private to the extent that there is much confusion about their marital status. In an interview with ESPN in 2016, ESPN Shipley was referred to as Leonard's "fiancée." However, there has been no official confirmation if the couple is engaged or married.
There are conflicting reports as to how many children the couple has. As per public knowledge, they have one child together. Kawhi and Kishele welcomed their daughter Kaliyah Leonard in 2016. In 2019, a Canadian online platform Narcity reported that the couple welcomed a second child, a baby boy, in Toronto. Raptor fans took to social media to express their joy. However, no reports have confirmed the baby's name yet. It is not usual, considering how both Kawhi and Kishele are known for being quiet and private about their lives.
How did Kawhi Leonard meet Kishele Shipley?
Both Leonard and Shipley attended San Diego State University, and it is rumored that the two met there. There is not much information available as both Kishele and Kawhi keep their lives private.