The point-guard of the Milwaukee Bucks needed “only” to set foot on the pitch to be guaranteed a hefty bonus linked to attendance.
An evening to be framed, the most classic of those in which you get the most … with the least effort. In this case the stake was greedyeven if your name is Jrue Holiday, you are reigning NBA champion with the Milwaukee Bucks and you are the holder of a contract that will allow you to earn a total of 35 million dollars this season: a $ 306,000 attendance bonus (67) and the number of average rebounds taken on average at the end of the year, or at least 3.15. Until a few hours ago, the point-guard born in ’90 had played 66 games with 4.6 rebounds on average in his 2021/22, and at the last available opportunity, the match against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Ohio, it was enough for him to set foot on the field to formalize presence number 67 and collect the rich bonus. Here’s how she went …
Having lifted the tap-off, which ended up in the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Darius Garland, Holiday did not think for a moment and as evidently already agreed with the technical staff and management he immediately approached the opponent, exasperating the physical contact – indeed literally putting two hands on him – to be sanctioned after 8 seconds and thus be able to exit after having “validated” his presence number 67. A minimum effort, both physical for him and economic for a deductible that is evidently grateful to him every over figure for last year’s ride and a dedication always shown on and off the pitch, to guarantee an extra $ 306,000 in the account.
In the East everyone does the math
For the record, the Milwaukee Bucks hadn’t even brought other stars Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton onto the field: a win against the Cavs would in fact have earned him second place in the East, with the risk of facing the Brooklyn Nets of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in the first round if they win the play-off between seventh and eighth and then end up in the Playoffs with the seventh seed.. With the defeat with which Budenholzer’s team returns from Cleveland instead, the first round crossing should be the one against the Chicago Bulls, in free fall in recent weeks. Also because the 76ers will rest James Harden and Joel Embiid for the internal match against the Detroit and the Celtics, losing against Memphis (which will keep several holders at rest) would risk facing the Raptors with the Brown and Horford cases not equipped with a third dose (at least according to US rumors) and therefore unable to play matches in Canada.
It is easy to understand that Boston should therefore try to win in order not to find itself in a delicate situation, avoiding the Raptors and at the same time snatching second place and the crossing against the Nets at the Bucks. When in doubt, in any case, Milwaukee did his, as indeed Jrue Holiday, in 8 seconds to remember.
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