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Jrue, Lauren Holiday Giving Rest of 2020 Salary to Black Businesses, Nonprofits

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IDecember 20, 2020

FILE - New Orleans Pelicans' Jrue Holiday gestures in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis, in this Sunday, March 8, 2020, file photo. Holiday is eager to contend for a title in Milwaukee alongside two-time reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks acquired Holiday as their major offseason addition as they attempt to entice Antetokounmpo to accept a supermax extension that will keep him in Milwaukee for years to come.(AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)
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Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday announced he'll donate the remainder of his 2020 NBA salary to Black-owned businesses, nonprofits and initiatives as he and his wife, former United States women's soccer star Lauren Holiday, continue to search for ways to give back.

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@TommyBeer Damn if he’s really donating his whole salary I respect the hell out of him this kinda money can make a real difference. Bucks got themselves a great dude https://t.co/5Ch5kf15XE

In an Instagram post on Saturday, Holiday cited the COVID-19 pandemic and heightened racial injustices as the driving force behind the couple's decision.

The veteran guard is on a five-year, $131.8 million contract that saw him earn $26 million for the 2019-20 season. He'll make another $25.3 million this year with the Bucks, but that does not include a number of incentives built into his deal.

It's unclear how much money the couple will be donating or how they'll determine where the money goes.

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