How Bucks’ Jrue Holiday Added $300K to His $30 Million Net Worth Tonight by Just Playing for Eight Seconds

Published 04/10/2022, 11:42 PM EDT

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With the regular season heading into its final day, most teams had their starters resting. Giving the star players adequate rest has come up necessary in recent times with the playoffs heading do close. However, Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday logged into their matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers. By doing so, the defending champion got himself a massive bonus by playing the game for just 8 seconds.

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As one of the best defensive guards in the NBA, Jrue Holiday came in as a blessing for the Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo. In his first season with the team, he played a major role in bringing a championship to the city of Milwaukee. He made some of the most crucial plays in the series against the Suns that helped Milwaukee cross the finish line. With all he did, it seems the organization wanted to give something back.

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By playing for just 8 seconds against the Cavaliers, Jrue Holiday got himself a bonus of $306,000.

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Going against the Cavaliers, all the usual starters were out for the Milwaukee Bucks. Everyone but Jrue Holiday. However, to everyone’s shock, the former All-Star guard played for just 8 seconds as he immediately fouled Darius Garland. Playing in this game made Holiday eligible for the $306K bonus as he was playing his 67th game of the season.

After jogging back to the bench, Holiday was all smiles as he secured his much-deserved bonus for the season. Even his teammate, Giannis Antetokounmpo was happy on the sidelines as they watched the game. While the Bucks did come up short, their main focus will be on the playoffs.

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After Boston’s win, the Bucks slipped down to the third seed in the east. The Chicago Bulls stand in their way as the first-round matchup is set. With DeRozan’s fiery season, the Bulls are serious contenders this season. But with the trio of Antetokounmpo, Holiday, and Middleton, the Bucks will enter the contest confident. As the defending champions, the deers know how to bring out each other’s best in the playoffs. And with Giannis only climbing higher with time, they are once again set for a deep playoff run this season.

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There is no doubt the Bucks have all the resources to get a ticket back to the finals. With their trio set in place, the Greek Freak will look to go back to back. Do you guys think the Milwaukee Bucks have what it takes? Let us know in the comments below.

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Anuj Talwalkar

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Anuj Talwalkar is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He is a student studying at NM College in Mumbai, aspiring to pursue sports management to follow his love for sports. Anuj started following the NBA last year, and he loves to combine his passion for writing with his understanding of basketball.
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