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Jaren Jackson Jr. of the Memphis Grizzlies just had perhaps his best season yet.
The big man put up 18.6 points and 6.8 rebounds a game, as well as a league-high 3 blocks.
This earned him his first Defensive Player of the Year award.
If Jackson is able to nab that prize again, he will also be eligible for a massive payday.
Bobby Marks, via NBACentral, is reporting that Jackson is eligible for a five-year, $318 million supermax extension if he wins Defensive Player of the Year again next season.
Jaren Jackson Jr. is eligible for a 5-year, $318M Supermax extension if he wins DPOY again next season, per @BobbyMarks42 pic.twitter.com/rEabZilsVR
— NBACentral (@TheDunkCentral) September 17, 2023
That is undoubtedly a lot of money and really shows how the new rules and regulations within the NBA are allowing astonishing salaries.
Online, fans were shocked to see Jackson’s potential payday.
“The way these Supermax work is crazy,” one fan said.
The way these Supermax work is crazy.
— gemj0nthecritic (@m0gu1j0nn) September 18, 2023
Many others felt that Jackson isn’t worthy of making so much money.
They accused Jackson of robbing the team if he agreed to this increase in pay.
If he gets that money he should be arrested on spot for ROBBING
— SixersOnTop (@MccuskerDylan) September 18, 2023
There are plenty of fans who are still bitter about what they perceive as a poor performance from Jackson in the FIBA Basketball World Cup.
While there were quite a few problems with Team USA’s roster, some people believe that Jackson’s lack of defense cost them a medal.
That’s a lot of money for a guy who played like crap for team USA
— Zac (@Zaconolive) September 18, 2023
However, some believe that Jackson is going to learn the news of his possible raise and work even harder to earn it.
“Bro about to be playing for his life for that check,” one user said.
Bro about to be playing for his life for that check
— HomiesOverHeaux (@HomiesoverHeaux) September 17, 2023
Jackson really did have a strong 2022-23 and was worthy of the praise and the awards he received.
But can he keep it up?
Will he make fans happy as he did last season or disappoint them like he did during the World Cup?
If he can deliver, he will be earning an eye-popping sum of cash.
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