What do we know about Kawhi Leonard’s partner?

Time Of Info By TOI Desk Report   July 11, 2024   Update on : July 11, 2024

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Kawhi Leonard, an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA, keeps his relationship with his longtime girlfriend Kishele Shipley out of the spotlight. The couple has two children together.

The couple, who are California natives, were both students at San Diego State University when they met, but Leonard rarely talks about his relationship publicly.

Shipley hailed from San Diego while Leonard came from Riverside, California.

Leonard played for the university’s men’s basketball team where he won the Mountain West Conference championship his freshman year. Leonard drew all attention as his efforts helped the team land a spot in the NCAA championship the same year and the next.

Shipley, studying public administration at San Diego State, graduated with a bachelor’s degree.

The pair has also celebrated several milestones together, including their two children’s births.

Kawhi Leonard’s name came to the limelight after he withdrew from Team USA, Derrick White will play in the Paris Olympics.

USA Basketball announced Wednesday that the Los Angeles Clippers forward won’t play in the Paris Olympics and Boston Celtics guard Derrick White will replace him.

In a statement, the USA Basketball also said that Kawhi, who has been ramping up for the Olympics over the past several weeks, had a few strong practices in Las Vegas.

Leonard, 33, has suffered various injuries for the past several years and had played 60 games before suiting up for 68 contests in 2023-24. Due to right knee inflammation, he missed the Clippers’ final three playoff games.

However, he felt ready to represent the country in his first Olympics as his injury had improved.

The Americans will face Canada in an exhibition on Wednesday night in Las Vegas after Leonard’s withdrawal and White’s addition.

White played for Team USA at the 2019 World Cup, He averaged a career-best 15.2 points per game for the Celtics last season.

While shooting 40.4% from deep and making key defensive plays in several moments, the NBA player increased his scoring average to 16.7 over 19 postseason games.


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