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Usually, when an NBA athlete gets their first big paycheck for becoming a professional, they tend to spend it on their family, with a lot of stories about mothers getting the house of their dreams.
This is a normal occurrence, but there are also instances where it can backfire, which seems to be the case with former NBA star Brandon Jennings.
On the “Gil’s Arena” show, Jennings revealed that he regrets doing what most professional athletes do with their first paycheck because he struggled to stay healthy over the course of his playing career, which was shorter than he expected, via Legion Hoops.
Brandon Jennings says he regrets spending his first big NBA check on his mom, per @GilsArenaShow.
“That doesn’t mean I don’t love my mom or I don’t appreciate her. I think we get caught up in like, ‘When we get our first paycheck, we gotta give it to my family.’ But it’s like… pic.twitter.com/ATTrPLMFuC
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) September 25, 2023
As a talented scorer, Jennings looked like a player who could have a long and successful career in the NBA, but that didn’t turn out to be the case, as he really struggled to stay on the court and bounced around the league quite a bit.
Jennings had the bulk of his success during the first six years of his career while with the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons, as he showed that could be one of the better scorers in the league, which is obviously incredibly valuable to teams around the league.
However, once Jennings started dealing with persistent injury problems and started averaging single digits during the season, he was no longer valued the way he once was and became trade bait during the last few years of his career.
Unfortunately, this happens to a lot of talented basketball players that make it to the NBA and will continue to happen in the years to come.
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