Jrue Holiday’s Wife Lauren Holiday and Her Battle with Brain Tumor

Published 07/06/2021, 6:59 PM EDT


Jrue Holiday is on his way to play at the upcoming NBA Championship Finals along with the rest of his Milwaukee Bucks teammates. The Bucks were crowned Eastern Conference champions after beating Atlanta Falcons last week.

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Jun 23, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) drives against Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) in the third quarter during game one of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports

What made that achievement even more impressive was that they did so in the absence of superstar hooper, Giannis Antetokounmpo. They are scheduled to play Devin Booker-led Phoenix Suns in what promises to be an enticing affair.

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But Holiday deserves credit for his displays in recent weeks, especially after Giannis’ knee injury. In Game 6 of the Conference Finals, Holiday dropped 27 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 assists in a 118–107 win. In doing so, he led the Milwaukee-based franchise to their first NBA Finals since 1974.

However, the focus of this article is Jrue’s wife, Lauren Holiday and her battle with a brain tumor that began in 2017. Read further to find out how she overcame this unfortunate life challenge and how it helped her develop a stronger bond with her partner, Jrue Holiday.

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Jrue Holiday’s wife Lauren first revealed her terrible encounter with brain tumor in 2017. Holiday was then employed by the New Orleans Pelicans. When his wife was set to undergo surgery in early 2019, Holiday put matters into perspective and opted to sit out the start of the season in order to support his family.

“The most important thing for Jrue to do right now is to be with his wife and family. Every one of our coaches and players understands what Lauren and Jrue are going through, and they know we’re behind them 100 percent. We’ll continue to do everything we can to support them and help them get through these hard times,” Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said back then.

Here’s a below post from Lauren’s official Instagram handle from 2017. This was when she first came out about her terrible ordeal to the rest of the world.

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However, as things stand, Lauren underwent successful surgery 2 years ago and is in great spirits right now. Holiday and his former USWNT World Cup winner wife had their second child in 2020. They named him Hendricks. Mrs. Holiday will definitely accompany her husband to the upcoming NBA Championship Finals.

Holiday, who was a 1st-round pick in 2009, has a shot at winning a championship ring for the first time in his career as part of the Bucks’ squad. Can Giannis and his band of brothers finally get their hands on an NBA title? We’ll find out soon enough.

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Daniel Arambur is an NFL writer and content strategist for EssentiallySports.With more than 1,000 articles, he is one of the senior writers in the NFL cohort at ES. A mass media graduate from the University of Mumbai, Daniel has found the perfect blend of vocation and passion in the sports content niche.

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