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The 1 Thing Kawhi Leonard and Lonzo Ball Have in Common

Anyone who knows Kawhi Leonard’s persona does not expect him to be the type of NBA player who lives in the lap of luxury, maximum contract and all. But Leonard recently demonstrated that this is not the case when he bought a new living space that costs more than most of us ever dream of.

Leonard’s new living space boasts a short commute, great view, and roster of notable neighbors, like the New Orleans’ Pelicans Lonzo Ball.

Kawhi Leonard’s $6.725 million apartment

Leonard’s $6.725M penthouse is located at the Ritz-Carlton Residences at L.A. Live, right across from the Staples Center. The NBA player, who also made sure he lived near the arena in his former home of Toronto, likes being able to get to practices and games quickly.

Leonard has two basement parking spaces beneath his new pad, right in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. The 4,280-square-foot unit has wooden floors, windows everywhere, two fireplaces, and wall-mounted iPads that control the smart home systems inside.

He and his family can prepare meals at the center-island kitchen with a breakfast nook. After practice, Leonard can unwind in his new steam shower inside the master suite. The penthouse has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Although he doesn’t have a private pool, Leonard can go to the rooftop one to take a dip.

Leonard’s famous neighbors include Lonzo Ball

The Ritz-Carlton Residences has offered housing to several LA high-rollers. According to a 2013 piece in the Wall Street Journal, former and current residents include former Lakers executive Jim Buss and his brother Jesse. Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu owns a $2 million unit; soccer star Landon Donovan and former Entertainment Tonight host Mary Hart also own property there. 

Lonzo Ball may not be a Los Angeles Laker anymore, but he still owns property near Staples Center in the same building. The young NBA player’s $1.65 million condo pales in comparison to Leonard’s; he’ll have to settle for his $5.2 million mansion in Chino Hills. 

Leonard’s Los Angeles penthouse isn’t the only notable property he owns, however. The NBA star recently bought some property in Rancho Santa Fe, California, too.

Kawhi Leonard’s estate

Leonard made a name for himself at San Diego State, and it’s clear the area means a lot to him even years later. He even bought a $13.3 million home in a well-to-do community near the college. While Leonard’s penthouse would be enough for most, his five-acre Tuscan estate is even more impressive.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the mansion includes a workout facility, dry bar, home theater, gourmet kitchen, two offices, and a wall of glass that looks into a wine vault. At 13,000 square feet, the home has seven bedroom suites, including a master suite with two dressing rooms. There are 10.5 bathrooms in the house. 

Outdoors, there is a multi-section pool with a spa, fire pit, waterfall, decks, and patios where people can hang out and socialize. There are also tennis courts and fruit orchards. It’s safe to say that despite being among the most low-key athletes in the NBA, Leonard enjoys the finer things in life. 

As the reigning Finals MVP, Leonard is among the best NBA players, and he gets compensated handsomely. If he keeps up his play with the Clippers, he may have ample opportunities for even nicer properties in the future.