As far as rookie NBA players go, Brooklyn Nets forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is trying to be fiscally responsible with his first contract. The former Arizona standout, who makes $1.33 million this season, is living with his brother and a friend to cut down on costs. He was, however, willing to spend some money to make his mother happy. Rondae and his brother Rahlir, a former Temple Owl who plays in the D-League and Europe, surprised her with a house for her birthday.
Hollis-Jefferson shared more with the New York Post.
She said it was her best birthday ever. That’s huge for me and my brother, and my uncle, who is like a brother to us. … That’s big in our eyes, to be able to do that. Being able to change your mom’s life, to be able to put her in a comfortable situation. … It makes that feeling in your heart go to ease.
Instead of worrying about where your mom is going, what she’s doing, it puts you at ease knowing she has a place of her own, and that she has somewhere to lay her head at night. It’s pretty special.
Well done, Rondae and Rahlir.