Inside Kawhi Leonard’s Los Angeles life-style, together with TWO mansions and swapping 20-year-old automotive for Rolls-Royce
KAWHI LEONARD likes to keep a low profile when he’s not dominating players on the court.
The NBA star, 30, joined the LA Clippers in 2019 and last spring signed a massive four-year, $176.3m contract extension.
The property has an inifinity pool which looks out over the mountains and PacificCredit: Redfin
Leonard’s stunning mansion is located in the Pacific PalisadesCredit: Redfin
The NBA star has a ten-seat cinema installed in the padCredit: Redfin
There’s also a games room, bar and gymCredit: Redfin
The huge windows allow for panoramic views of the oceanCredit: Redfin
Far from someone who flaunts their huge wealth, Leonard is famously shy and rarely gives interviews.
But since making his big-money move to Los Angeles, the five-time All Star has started to come out of his shell.
The 2021-22 campaign was sadly a write-off for ‘The Claw’, with an ACL injury seeing him sidelined for the Clippers’ entire regular season.
He will have likely undergone his recovery at a stunning $17.3m mansion in the exclusive LA neighborhood of Pacific Palisades.
One of three properties in Leonard’s portfolio, the stylish pad has outstanding views of the ocean and features almost 12,000sq-feet of comfort.
$176.3m CONTRACT EXTENSION
Decked out in a neutral white, the huge rooms are spacious and extended windows allow for a panoramic view of the Pacific.
Originally built for film producer Ryan Kavanaugh, the three-story mansion has six large bedrooms, all of which have their own en-suite bathroom.
While Leonard can relax or entertain in style with a games room, 10-seat cinema and 960-bottle wine cellar at his disposal.
There’s also a home gym for those all-important recovery workouts.
And the luxury doesn’t stop in the 0.86-acre grounds, with a huge infinity pool surrounded by stylish wooden decking looking out over the mountains.
Leonard shares his forever home with his girlfriend Kishele Shipley and the pair’s two children.
But when it’s game day, he has a gorgeous penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Downtown LA to get his mind firmly on the job.
Located close to the Staples Center, the $6.7m condo comes with three bedrooms, a rooftop swimming pool and a full fitness center to stay NBA-ready.
LEONARD OUT WITH ACL INJURY
There’s also an underground garage for Leonard to store his precious vehicles.
And despite a net worth touching $80m, the Clippers star doesn’t follow petrolheads LeBron James and Kevin Durant in splashing out on expensive motors.
During his time in San Antonio, Leonard still drove a 20-year old Chevy Tahoe LS – the same vehicle he zipped around in during high school.
When asked why he held onto the car for so long, he shrugged: “It runs, and it’s paid off.”
Now he’s in the glitzy world of LA, there are small signs that Leonard is starting to fit in with the locals.
He received a Rolls-Royce Cullinan as a gift in 2021 – but despite the luxury badge, it’s perfectly understated to match it’s driver.
The luxury SUV is decked out with a stylish black and white exterior, but there’s no outrageous paint job or fancy rims in sight.
It’s certainly a far-cry from LA Lakers rival LeBron, who cruises the streets of Hollywood in a floral Lamborghini Aventador.
If two properties weren’t enough, Leonard also has a third ace up his sleeve.
Along with his two pads in LA, he also has a third mansion down the coast at Rancho Santa Fe near San Diego.
Costing a cool $13.3m in 2019, the then-Raptor splashed out on the five-acre, Tuscan-style estate.
Another huge living space, there are seven bedrooms with the master suite featuring a massive dressing room and spa-like bath.
Elsewhere there’s another home cinema, gourmet kitchen area and a gigantic sprawling pool in the grounds.
All this comfort allows Leonard to escape Los Angeles and will likely have served as a welcome getaway base during his recent injury hell.
Leonard is a five-time NBA All-StarCredit: USA TODAY Sports
Despite being a multi-millionaire, Leonard drove a Chevy Tahoe 97 during his time in San AntonioCredit: bosshunting.com
The LA Clipper is the proud owner of this Rolls Royce CullinanCredit: Instagram / @champion_motoring
He received the luxury wheels in 2021, having previously driven a 1997 ChevyCredit: Instagram / @champion_motoring
The NBA superstar also owns a mansion near San DiegoCredit: Redfin
The Tuscan-style house is beautifully renovated with wooden beams and high ceilingsCredit: Redfin
There is also a home cinema installed, complete with loungersCredit: Redfin
The property has high-spec interior throughout for maximum comfortCredit: Redfin