Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie is beneath contract by way of at the least the 2020-21 season, however he already has his sights set on his subsequent vacation spot. And he is aware of who in the end has the say in the place he’ll play subsequent: the followers.
On Thursday, Dinwiddie mentioned in a tweet that if followers fundraised 2625.eight Bitcoin (worth roughly $24,632,630), he would signal a minimal contract for his subsequent cope with a staff voted on by the followers. On Friday, Dinwiddie doubled down on that promise by beginning a GoFundMe with that purpose in thoughts.
“I am merely creating this GoFundMe as my dedication to my earlier tweets. As of now 2625.eight BTC is roughly equal to $24,632,630 USD. If we hit the goal then I’ll enable the fan base to find out my subsequent staff determination and signal a one 12 months contract at that vacation spot,” Dinwiddie mentioned. “If we don’t hit the goal purpose then I can be donating 100% of this marketing campaign to charity. Fan engagement is available in all sizes and styles, lets (sic) have enjoyable of us!
Dinwiddie additional defined his determination in an announcement, according to The Athletic‘s Shams Charania:
“Shoe firms and endorsers affect staff selections on a regular basis. My/our largest endorsers will all the time be the followers, so I need to have some enjoyable with this whereas we’re all beneath quarantine. I hope no house owners/staff personnel take part so there’s no impropriety on this certainly one of a form endorsement deal.”
Dinwiddie is because of make $11,454,048 in 2020-21, in line with Hoopshype, and has a $12,302,496 participant choice for the 2021-22 season. On the time of the NBA’s suspended season, he was having fun with the most effective 12 months of his profession, averaging 20.6 factors, 6.eight assists and three.5 rebounds per recreation (all profession highs).