Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Rumors

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Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
Position: F
Born: 01/03/95
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $1,395,600
Cory Wright, the Nets in-house beat writer, reported this weekend on how the Nets quietly arranged for players to bring family members along on the team plane. It is, for many of them, the longest road trip of their careers, 16 days in all. As Wright reports… Jeremy Lin’s mother proudly wore her son’s jersey courtside during warmups in Denver, flying back with the team to Northern California for games in Oakland and Sacramento. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson’s brother Zubair flew with the team from Brooklyn to Denver, Golden State and Sacramento.
Quincy Acy got to spend extra time with his five-year-old son, a scarce commodity in Acy’s nomadic season that has included stops in Dallas and the D-League. It didn’t end there, either. A couple of wives were on board as well. “Just somebody that fully knows you your whole life, it’s helpful,” Hollis-Jefferson said of having his brother along for part of the trip. “It’s been great. Just having him there, having him around. Him seeing what we do when we’re on the road and just that whole, away from home life, how it can get uncomfortable not being in your own bed. It’s been good.”
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson: I am no expert on government policy, but I can speak from the heart and personal experience. The actions of one cannot dictate the consequences for all. We preach freedom and acceptance in America, but now are denying rights based on where people are from. We are so concerned about defending our borders, why don’t we look at what is going on within them first? What about homelessness or unemployment or crime rates or inequality? Solving those problems will make us stronger and safer than any walls or bans. Ps don’t bring up the past to me I was like 15 when Barack did those things!
Storyline: Muslim Ban
Just thinking and talking about President Donald Trump’s so-called Muslim ban had Rondae Hollis-Jefferson — who is Muslim — choking up. But the actual executive order hit the young Nets standout far harder. “We try to teach people not to point the finger, blame a whole [group]. You can’t judge a whole group by one’s actions at the end of the day. And I feel like that’s not right. That’s definitely not right,’’ Hollis-Jefferson said Saturday before they faced the Timberwolves. “You can’t speak for all Muslims, because all Muslims’ hearts aren’t like that. Most of them are pure, really believe in a different way and a different livelihood.”
Storyline: Muslim Ban
At that point, Hollis-Jefferson had to look away at the Target Center wall, and compose himself, apologizing for getting emotional. “This is kind of hard. My bad. This is kind of touching … just being a part of that community and a part of that family,’’ Hollis-Jefferson said. “I feel like this should definitely be handled differently, and I feel like more people should definitely speak up and act on it just because it’s BS at the end of the day.”
Storyline: Muslim Ban
Asked if he thought there was an element of fear in the Muslim community, or a chance Trump’s actions could incite bad feelings, Hollis-Jefferson said there was. “Yeah, I believe so, just because, again, I feel like he’s targeting people and singling people out, and then it’s making it as a whole,’’ Hollis-Jefferson said. “But this country or these group of people may feel like, ‘Why are you doing this to us?’ then ‘My family is there’ and etc.
Storyline: Muslim Ban