Kawhi Anthony Leonard is an American professional basketball player for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association.
The National Basketball Association is the pre-eminent men's professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier men's professional basketball league in the world.
The San Antonio Spurs are an American professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas.
Basketball is a sport, generally played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court.
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He played two seasons of college basketball for San Diego State University before being selected with the 15th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Indiana Pacers.
San Diego State University is a public research university in San Diego, California, and is the largest and oldest higher education institution in San Diego County.
The 2011 NBA draft was held on June 23, 2011 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
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He was then traded to San Antonio on draft night.
Leonard won an NBA championship with the Spurs in 2014 and was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player.
He is a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year, having won in 2015 and 2016.
The NBA's Defensive Player of the Year Award is an annual National Basketball Association award given since the 1982–83 NBA season to the best defensive player of the regular season.