• Kishele Shipley is the girlfriend of Kawhi Leonard, an American basketball player
• She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in public administration in 2011
• She and Kawhi have two children together
• She enjoys reading, traveling, and watching movies in her spare time
• Kawhi was traded to the Toronto Raptors in 2018 and won the NBA Championship in 2019
Kishele Shipley Wiki Bio
Kishele Shipley was born in San Diego, California USA, on 10 April 1989 – her zodiac sign is Aries and she holds American nationality. She is probably only known for being the girlfriend of Kawhi Leonard, a popular American basketball player.
Childhood and education
Kishele was raised alongside her sisters Kenisha and Kasandra in San Diego, by their father Kenneth and their mother Cathy Marie. Nothing is known about her parents’ professions, but it’s believed that while Kishele was growing up, the family had just enough money to pay the bills and put food on the table.
While attending elementary school, she dreamed about becoming a model or an actress, but mostly because all her peers were dreaming about the same thing. She attended a local high school at which she focused on her studies, and upon matriculating in 2007, she enrolled at San Diego State University from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in public administration in 2011.
Not a lot is known about her career, as she prefers to keep these details to herself. Kishele began working in her field of study not long after graduating, and after her boyfriend signed a contract with the San Antonio Spurs, Kishele moved with him to Texas, and later focus on raising their daughter.
Dating Kawhi Leonard and their baby
Kishele met Kawhi in San Diego in 2014, and they’ve been together since then, but have kept the relationship away from the media’s attention. Back then, Kawhi was still working his way up and had his doubts about starting a relationship, as he wanted to entirely focus on basketball. In 2016, Kishele gave birth to their daughter Kaliyah Leonard, and in 2019 to their son. It doesn’t appear as Kishele and Kawhi are planning to marry anytime soon.
Neither of the two have spoken about any other people they’d perhaps dated before they met, however, it is believed by some that Kawhi has been in several relationships, and has also cheated on Kishele because he is a famous player, however, these are unconfirmed rumors.
As of February 2021, Kishele is partnered with Kawhi Leonard, and they have two children together.
Hobbies and other interests
Kishele has never really been interested in sports, but rather enjoyed reading books and watching movies in her spare time. Two of her favorite writers are Nicholas Sparks and John Boyne, while a couple of her favorite books are “The Notebook”, “Message in a Bottle” and “A Boy in Striped Pajamas”. Some of her favorite actors and actresses are Channing Tatum, Will Smith and Scarlett Johansson, and a few of the movies she enjoys watching the most are “Dear John”, “Seven Pounds” and “Lost in Translation”.
Kishele likes to travel, and has been to various US states to watch her boyfriend play basketball. She hasn’t had an opportunity to travel overseas, but is hoping to one day visit Paris in France.
Kishele is a cat-lover, but doesn’t have a pet due to a lack of time to take proper care of it.
Age, height and net worth
Kishele’s age is 31. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 8ins (1.73m) and she weighs around 150lbs (67kgs). As of February 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $100,000 while Kawhi’s net worth is reputedly over $35 million.
Who is Kawhi Leonard?
Kawhi Anthony Leonard was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 29 June 1991 – his zodiac sign is Cancer and he holds American nationality. He is known best for the time he has spent playing for the Los Angeles Clippers competing in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He was raised alongside four sisters in Los Angeles by their father Mark and their mother Kim. On 18 January 2008, Kawhi’s father was shot and killed in front of the Compton car wash which he owned; the murderer hasn’t been caught to this day.
Kawhi studied at Canyon Springs High School before moving to Martin Luther King High School. He played basketball for the King High Wolves, and was for his skills named California Mr. Basketball.
Upon matriculating in 2009, he enrolled at San Diego State University on a basketball scholarship, and helped his team the Aztecs win the Mountain West Conference Tournament. The team then went on to compete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament, but was defeated by Tennessee in the first round. In 2011, Kawhi dropped out of college to make himself eligible for the NBA Draft and was picked up by the San Antonio Spurs as the 15th overall pick.
After the end of his first season in the NBA in 2012, Kawhi was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, also played for the Select Team, and trained alongside the American Olympic team members LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, among others. In the 2012-2013 season, the Spurs made their way to the NBA Finals, losing to the Miami Heat in seven games. The two teams met once again in the following season’s NBA Finals with the Spurs winning this time, and Kawhi was named the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (MVP). On 23 April 2015, he was named the NBA Defensive Player of the Year and on 16 July of the same year Kawhi signed a five-year contract worth $90 million with the Spurs.
In 2016, he was once again named the Defensive Player of the Year and in both 2016 and 2017, he was selected to the All-NBA First Team, however, Kawhi missed a total of 27 games in 2017 because of an injured right quadriceps. He returned to the court on 13 January 2018 only to strain his left shoulder and Kawhi then spent the next half a year on the bench. He was traded to the Toronto Raptors on 18 July, and was in the last week of November named Eastern Conference Player of the Week. Kawhi then helped the Raptors reach the 2019 NBA Finals where they beat the Golden State Warriors to win the NBA Championship. He was again named the NBA Finals MVP.
On 10 July 2019, Kawhi signed a three-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers worth $103 million, and has since been playing with them.