Professional sportsmen are often painted as spoiled and arrogant moneygrabbers who have little interest in anything or anyone but themselves. However, NBA star Jrue Holiday proved that good guys do exist in sports when he made the ultimate sacrifice for his family. Here’s a look at his story.
Jrue Holiday first came to national attention in 2009 when he was picked 17th overall in the draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He quickly established his place as the NBA team’s starting point guard and spent four years there – a period in which he was also picked to play as a reserve guard in his debut All-Star game.
However, Jrue actually began his career with a short stint at UCLA in 2008. Also attending the college at the same time was Lauren Cheney, a soccer player who broke records there and was also awarded prestigious NSCAA/Adidas First-Team All-America honors for four consecutive years.