KAWHI LEONARD likes to hold back when he’s not dominating the players on the pitch.
The 30-year-old NBA star joined the LA Clippers in 2019 and signed a massive four-year contract extension worth $176.3 million last spring.
Far from someone to flaunt their vast wealth, Leonard is notoriously shy and rarely gives interviews.
But since his big move to Los Angeles, the five-time All Star has started to come out of his shell.
Unfortunately, the 2021-22 season was a write-off for “The Claw” as he was sidelined for the Clippers’ entire regular season due to an ACL injury.
He is likely to have been recuperating in a stunning $17.3 million mansion in LA’s exclusive Pacific Palisades neighborhood.
One of three properties in Leonard’s portfolio, the stylish pad offers incredible ocean views and comfort in nearly 12,000 square feet.
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Decorated in neutral white, the huge rooms are spacious and large windows offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
Originally built for film producer Ryan Kavanaugh, the three-story mansion features six large bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.
While Leonard can relax or entertain in style, he has a game room, a 10-seat movie theater and a 960-bottle wine cellar at his disposal.
There is also a home gym for those important recovery workouts.
And the luxury doesn’t end on the 2-acre grounds with a massive infinity pool surrounded by a stylish wooden deck overlooking the mountains.
Leonard shares his forever home with his girlfriend Kishele Shipley and the couple’s two children.
But when it’s game day, he has a beautiful penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton Residences in downtown LA to focus on his work.
The $6.7 million condo near Staples Center features three bedrooms, a rooftop pool and full fitness center to stay NBA-ready.
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There is also an underground garage for Leonard to store his valuable vehicles.
And despite a net worth of $80 million, the Clippers star doesn’t follow petrolheads LeBron James and Kevin Durant when it comes to expensive engines.
While in San Antonio, Leonard drove a 20-year-old Chevy Tahoe LS—the same vehicle he tossed around in in high school.
When asked why he held on to the car for so long, he shrugged: “It works and it was worth it.”
Now that he’s in the glittering world of LA, there are small signs that Leonard is starting to blend in with the locals.
He was gifted a Rolls-Royce Cullinan in 2021 – but despite the luxury plaque, it’s perfectly understated to match its driver.
The luxury SUV sports 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 cruising the streets of Hollywood in a flowered Lamborghini Aventador.
As if two qualities weren’t enough, Leonard has a third ace up his sleeve.
Along with his two pads in LA, he also has a third waterfront mansion in Rancho Santa Fe near San Diego.
The then Raptor cost a cool $13.3 million in 2019 and splashed out on the five-acre Tuscan-style estate.
Another huge living space, there are seven bedrooms, with the master suite boasting a huge dressing room and spa-like bathroom.
Elsewhere there is another home theater, a gourmet kitchen area, and a gigantic sprawling pool on the premises.
All of this comfort allows Leonard to escape from Los Angeles and will likely have served as a welcome escape base during his recent injury hell.
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