Kawhi Leonard Signs $153M Extension With LA Clippers

Kawhi Leonard Signs $153M Extension With LA Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers are making sure that Kawhi Leonard doesn’t have a reason to go anywhere with their latest contract extension with the player.

The NBA team and Lawrence Frank, President of Basketball Operations have announced that Leonard will be staying with the team for a longer stay as he has agreed to a three-year extension worth $153 million.

“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with Kawhi. He is an elite player, a terrific partner and a relentless worker who knows how to win and makes it his first priority,” said Frank in a written statement. “He elevated our franchise from the moment he arrived. We feel fortunate that Kawhi chose to join the Clippers five years ago, and excited to keep building with him.”

The forward was the No. 15 pick at the 2011 NBA Draft where he was chosen by the San Antonio Spurs after playing two years at San Diego State University. He won his first championship with the Spurs in 2014 when he also won the NBA Finals MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award. Several years later he helped the Toronto Raptors win their first and only NBA championship in 2019, again securing the NBA Finals MVP trophy.  He left Toronto immediately after taking the title out of the United States to try to bring a title back to his home state of California, where he signed with the Clippers.

He has career averages of 19.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.7 steals and is the third-winningest player in NBA history with a winning percentage of .732 in the regular season with a record of 483-177. He is also one of only three players in NBA history who has won a Finals MVP, Defensive Player of the Year Award as well being an All-Star Game MVP.

Kawhi Leonard Signs $153M Extension With LA Clippers

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