Kawhi Leonard is not your ordinary NBA star. First of all, he's not just another star; he's a superstar with averages of 21 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists, and shuts down the opposing team's best player. He's a transcendental talent.
You could say the same about him off the court. Whereas most NBA superstars can get loud and flashy, Kawhi is as low-key as players of his caliber could get. A piece published on Tuesday by NBA writer Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated confirms that.
Despite having signed a five-year, $94-million contract over the summer, Kawhi hasn't gone all Floyd Mayweather. In fact, he still drives his '97 Chevy Tahoe, nicknamed Gas Guzzler. He once drove across Southern California's Inland Empire as a teenager. Today, he's still driving it because according to Kawhi, "it runs" and "it's paid off."
He has a Porsche too but rarely drives it. He prefers this car:
Another thing you may want to know about Kawhi is that he loves his wings, and once panicked when he lost his coupons for Wingstop. Remember, this is a mega-millionaire we're talking about. The article goes: "He is happy to sponsor Wingstop, which sends him coupons for free wings, so he can feed his Mango Habanero addiction. This winter, after his $94 million contract kicked in, he panicked when he lost his coupons. Wingstop generously replenished his supply."
What a guy, this guy.