Kawhi Anthony Leonard was born in Los Angeles, California, to Mark Leonard and Kim Robertson. He has four older sisters. One of his cousins, Stevie Johnson, played in the National Football League for the Buffalo Bills, San Francisco 49ers and San Diego Chargers. Leonard attended Canyon Springs High School in Moreno Valley, California, but transferred to Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, California, for his junior year. In his senior season, Leonard averaged 22.6 points, 13.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 3.0 blocks per game and was named California Mr. Basketball while leading his team to a 30-3 record. Leonard donated the car he received along with 2014-15 NBA Defensive Player of the Year award to Respite Care, a center providing aid for children in need. In 2019, he teamed with the L.A. Clippers Foundation and non-profit community partner Baby2Baby to contribute a gift of one million backpacks intended to reduce stress on low-income families headed back to school across Southern California. He has also hosted a skills camp in California. Learn more about Leonard by following him on Twitter (@kawhileonard).