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Jimmer to Greece

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I have to say I'm really surprised by this move.



Does Jimmer make more money in Greece than China or the NBA?


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The NBA probably wasn't going to happen given that he wasn't starting for his summer league team. Greece may have comparable money to China, but it's also definitely a step up in competition and prestige to China.


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AND it's GREECE! Being paid good money to live on the Mediterranean? Not bad work if you can get it.


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This was rumored to be a joke. Has it been confirmed?


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Yeah, it has been confirmed.


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I think the NBA minimum for him was around $1.2MM? Made about $2MM a year in Shanghai, and they offered him $2.5 this time, but he took Greece for $1.75 a year ($3.5MM, 2-year contract). Plus living in tropical Athens!


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Plus I think his wife will be more open to actualy living with him now, lol. I think he had a good thing going in China with money, ball in his hands, fans loved him, endorsements. But I don't think his wife was ever going to live in China.


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byufan4ever wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:43 pm Plus I think his wife will be more open to actualy living with him now, lol. I think he had a good thing going in China with money, ball in his hands, fans loved him, endorsements. But I don't think his wife was ever going to live in China.
I think you're right.
Which raises the question: why not?


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I wonder if Jimmer saw the unrest in China/Hong Kong that was starting at the end of his last season there and if that factored into his decision?


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