Jonas Jerebko Rumors

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Jonas Jerebko
Jonas Jerebko
Position: F
Born: 03/02/87
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:231 lbs. / 104.8 kg.
Salary: $5,000,000
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Counter-Strike, if you don’t already know, is a first-person shooter that pits terrorists against counterterrorists in a quest to destroy or save the planet. It’s been one of the most popular video games in the world since its 1999 release, and since 2013, CS:GO has drawn millions of viewers as an esport, with its rapid-fire, five-on-five format. It’s also Jerebko’s favorite pastime, so much so that he bought the Renegades, a team of pro gamers, in July. That puts the 29-year-old Swede in exclusive company, as the only active NBA player to own an esports franchise.
1 week ago via ESPN
Storyline: eSports
Despite the grueling NBA schedule, he is determined to be as involved as possible. That means a daily Renegades call, usually on the drive to Celtics practice, as well as talks with potential sponsors and contract negotiations with new players. While we ate at a Boston taqueria one afternoon, he sent a masseuse to the CS:GO team to help the guys relax after a trip back from a tournament in Malaysia. He tells the players and coaches to text or call him anytime. “Before, all I did was basketball, and I thought about basketball all the time,” he says. “It was too much. Now it’s nice to take my mind off of it. It helps my game.”
1 week ago via ESPN
Boston Celtics stretch big man Jonas Jerebko did not hold any hard feelings toward James Harden after taking a flagrant foul Wednesday night from the Houston Rockets star. Jerebko required four stitches near his lip after Boston’s 120-109 win, according to Celtics PR, but did not believe Harden meant to hit him with the fourth-quarter forearm. “I got hit in the face,” Jerebko said. “But it wasn’t intentional or anything.”