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Justin Holiday
Justin Holiday
Position: G
Born: 04/05/89
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:180 lbs. / 81.6 kg.
Salary: $4,767,000
Justin Holiday: Black athletes, however, are multifaceted human beings, with the physical and intellectual capacity to do more than dribble and dunk. We are more than athletes. And thus, we’re able to feel frustrated while also showing up for work with a committed attitude and focused mindset. We’re able to be thankful for a means of prosperity while also feeling conflicted by expectations. Life is more valuable than status and earning power. Job 42:2 tells us that we were born with worth and with a purpose, and I’d be remiss if I didn’t also acknowledge the power in my position as an NBA athlete. I also have a platform. I am a proud Black man, a man who has been mistreated due to the color of his skin, yet I have also been blessed to have crushed the odds against reaching the pinnacle of my profession.
Justin Holiday: When children misbehave, we correct their actions and guide them to do better. When students err, they are retaught by their teacher or parents. Well, America should not be held separate from those standards. Like an athlete that falls short, a child who is misguided, or a student who doesn’t understand a lesson, change requires education, correction and commitment. Otherwise, we’re ignoring and enabling — and with enabling comes regression. I refuse to regress, nor do I want to remain stagnant. Our country was built by the hands of our ancestors. For decades, we’ve come face-to-face with countless barricades, yet we’ve almost always moved forward with grace and strength, even when the weight of the world was resting on our backs. We should not have to suffer to experience freedom, equality, joy or success.
“Working to achieve financial security is not something to be ashamed of,” Holiday wrote. “And as we head back to the court to resume the season, many players will be out there for the same reason I am — for our futures. But I also realize that there’s something just as critical at stake. More than ever, there is a dire need now to elevate my Black brothers and sisters, to use my platform to empower and elevate our people.”

Justin Holiday not sure about playing

Justin Holiday is currently the only potential holdout for the Indiana Pacers when play resumes next month in Orlando, according to a league source. Holiday, 31, is 50/50 on whether to play or sit, the source said. The Pacers aren’t trying to push him into joining them but if he’s not there they’d lose a 40% 3-point shooter who also has been their most consistent wing defender.
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Shawn Holiday and the boys’ sister Lauren estimated there are roughly 30 family members and friends in attendance in New Orleans on Saturday. “It don’t get no better than this,” Shawn said. “Just to see them enjoy it, that brings joy to us. That’s the most joy that we get is watching them. They really enjoy playing with each other and being around each other. It’s going to be a lot of fun when they are all on the court.”
It’s on to Oladipo’s new family starting with Brogdon, who was the big-ticket item coming in via an $85 million sign-and-trade deal. “I feel like we got some great additions. We got a chance to be really special. I feel like the league is wide open,” Oladipo said. “I was excited for the opportunity to play with (Brogdon). I know what type of player he is, the level that he plays on and has been playing on the last couple of years from Milwaukee. To have him as an addition is pretty big for us.”
Justin Holiday said he did not speak to Aaron about his decision until just before he made it. The new Pacer said he did not want to be influenced by anyone else. “It had nothing to do with finances at all,” he said. “I literally came here because of the culture of the team, coaching staff, the people in the front office. And my brother – that helps as well. This team wins every year. That’s something I want to do, is to be able to win. And also help the team get to the next level because I believe can do that.”
“I won a championship in the NBA. I was around a team that did that,” Holiday said. “I know what the coaching was like. I know what the work ethic was like. I know what the players were like. I’ve been on teams that were close to the worst in the league. I’ve been cut plenty of times. I’ve been traded. I’ve been traded twice in three months. With all that being said, I will be able to help someone, some way, somehow.”
The Nets are expected to meet with free agent forward Tobias Harris and also have DeAndre Jordan and Justin Holiday among the free agents on their radar, league sources told The Athletic. Harris embodies everything the Brooklyn Nets desire on and off the court. The Long Island native is a multi-positional player who can score in pick-and-roll sets and spread the floor on offense. On defense, he’s an above-average rebounder. In the locker room, Harris is coachable and has adapted to several roles while playing for five teams in his eight-year career. He comes in early and stays late in the gym.
There are plenty of issues not covered under the CBA that are left to the players. For players who live alone, who takes over the old lease? Who collects the mail? Justin Holiday is taking care of both for Temple, his former Memphis teammate. “There’s some level of, ‘Well, why should we be sympathetic; they’re so well compensated?’” Michelle Roberts said. “I’m not denying that they’re well compensated, but that’s not to deny that to be traded that way is not insignificant. Let’s be selfish, it might have an impact on your performance. There’s every reason to make that transition as painless as possible.”
Justin, the oldest, went to Washington and worked his way through Europe and NBA summer-league rosters before finding a spot with the Golden State Warriors and winning an NBA title. Jrue played at UCLA before being drafted in the first round by the Philadelphia 76ers. Lauren ended up playing at UCLA. And Aaron, six years younger than Jrue, also starred at UCLA before being a first-round pick by Indiana last summer. “It’s cool,” Jrue said. “I guess, in reality, when I think about it, I’ll be sharing it with them for a while. To be able to play against them on the highest stage, it’s pretty cool. I can probably say something that 99% of the people [in the NBA] can’t say.”
Now that they’ve achieved the first part of their dream — making it to the NBA — all three Holidays have their eyes set on a second dream. The hope, they all said, is to figure out a way to all play on the same team, something that could only happen in the NBA because of how much younger Aaron is. Justin said he and Jrue tried to make it work two summers ago when Jrue signed a five-year, $125-million deal to stay in New Orleans. Justin, though, ended up signing in Chicago.
It’s what Shawn and Toya Holiday are used to — seeing their boys play basketball. Just now, they’re watching them in NBA arenas rather than their driveway in Chatsworth. “It’s a blessing,” Shawn Holiday said. “A lot of people dream and have dreams to do certain things, and a lot of times, they don’t come true. So, to see their dreams come true, all three in the league, and playing against each other — we pray one day they’re all on the same team. That’d be great. It’s just unbelievable. Totally an awesome feeling. It’s not something you can describe. It’s just something you have to experience. It’s really unbelievable.””
When Justin Holiday was traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Grizzlies on Jan. 3, he appeared to leave one of his most bankable NBA skills back in the Windy City — his outside shooting. He averaged six points, three rebounds, 1.5 assists and a steal while shooting 28 percent from the floor and 23.2 percent from 3-point range in 15 January games, 14 of which were played with Memphis. He capped the month with a 0-for-10 overall shooting performance in a loss against the Timberwolves on Jan. 30, a game he still managed to be a plus-7, thanks to his activity on defense.Lucky for Holiday and the Grizzlies, Holiday has appeared to regain his form from outside.
The challenge for Holiday was finding his comfort level with a new team in the middle of a season, without knowing his teammates’ tendencies, the playbook or having the benefit of additional practice time amidst a road-heavy schedule. “You want to come in and do well and help the team,” Holiday said. “That was the biggest thing for me, and feeling like you’re being a burden at times, which, it is what it is, but that was the hardest thing for me. Not playing at the level I normally do. But understanding that it comes with being traded. I just knew it was going to take time so it was just being patient and allowing myself to understand what we want to do here and allow myself to be helped.”