- Giannis Antetokounmpo nicknamed Khris Middleton “Khash Money” and Jrue Holiday “Big Money.”
- Holiday, with a $134 million contract, quickly reminded Antetokounmpo of his own $228 million deal.
- Holiday said he was on his last contract while Antetokounmpo was on his first $200 million deal.
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The Milwaukee Bucks have laid out big money to keep their core together, leading to some hilarious conversations within the team.
In a video posted from the Bucks’ shoot-around, reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo explained that he nicknamed All-Star forward Khris Middleton “Khash Money” and point guard Jrue Holiday “Big Money.”
Middleton signed a five-year, $178 million contract with the Bucks in 2019, while Holiday on Sunday signed a four-year extension worth at least $134 million and up to $160 million if he hits certain incentives.
As Antetokounmpo called Holiday “Big Money,” Holiday looked astounded, asking, “Do we remember what happened, like, three months ago?”
Holiday, of course, was referring to Antetokounmpo signing a historic, five-year, $228 million extension with the Bucks — the so-called “supermax” — in December.
Bucks forward P.J. Tucker jumped in the conversation and said: “The biggest ever, I think. Quarter of a billion, I think.”
As Antetokounmpo argued, “Today is not about me,” Holiday said: “This is my last one. He’s gonna get three more of these,” referring to Antetokounmpo’s likely lucrative future at just 26 years old.
With the three players locked into long-term deals, the Bucks are almost assured to be in championship contention for the foreseeable future.
Of course, it will come at a big cost — in the 2022-23 season, Antetokounmpo, Middleton, and Holiday will cost a combined $112 million.
Watch the video below: