Craigslist is a veritable cornucopia of weird stuff — but maybe nothing on the site is weirder than this life-sized balloon sculpture of Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid.
However — the actual balloon sculpture isn’t even as strange as the ad selling it on Craigslist:
Nowitzki signed a two-year, $50 million contract last summer, but exercised his player option to become a free agent during the offseason. He did so with the intent of taking less money to allow the Mavericks to pursue free agents and build toward a future contender.
The 39-year-old Nowitzki is regarded as one of the greatest international NBA players of all-time, winning the 2007 NBA Most Valuable Player of the Year award before leading the Mavericks to the franchise’s first-ever championship in 2011. He’s averaged almost 22 points per game through his illustrious 19-year NBA career, highlighted by his outstanding 2007 MVP season where he averaged 24.6 points on better than 50 percent shooting from the field, 40 percent shooting from three and 90 percent shooting from the foul line.
Nowitzki isn’t the first star to leave money on the table this offseason. Kevin Durant agreed to take $7 million less than his $31.8 million max salary when he signed a two-year, $53 million contract to stay Cheap UK NFL Jerseys with the Warriors this summer. The selfless act Cheap Throwback Basketball Jerseys allowed Golden State to re-sign Shaun Livingston, Andre Iguodala and Stephen Curry — to a $201 million contract, by the way — and sign Nick Young with their mid-level exception without being saddled in luxury tax this upcoming season.