Found July 24, 2012 on
The Show Speak:
One of Tucker's teammates after the game
PJ Tucker is back in the NBA for the first time since the 2006-2007 NBA season when he was a member of the Toronto Raptors.
Blah, blah, fill in the blank blah.
The big story within the story of PJ Tucker making his way back to the NBA is Tucker once got paid $10,000 as a member of an Ukranian professional basketball team to win a basketball game.
"We were the top team in the Ukraine and we were playing on the road against a smaller team. We knew going into the game it was going to be nuts, a crazy scene -- a small gym with very passionate fans. The place was packed. People were standing on top of each other basically. It was unreal. Our owner was best friends with the owner of the other team and I can remember getting ready before the game. I'm standing in the locker room and our owner comes in with his security guys. It had to be like three or four guys, and I'm wondering what the hell is going on.
Everyone is looking at our owner. He walks to the middle of the locker room and drops a duffle bag on the floor. He opens it up and it is stuffed with money. It was the most amounts of cash I have ever seen. We are talking stuffed with money. The owner didn't speak any English and at the time I had a translator that went with me wherever I went. So, he translates and tells me how if we go out and win the game, every player gets $10,000. Man, we went and smashed that team by like 50-points and in the locker room after the game there were wads of cash everywhere." (Ridiculous Upside)
Very similar story from my days rolling into gymnasiums across Central Illinois.
Okay, not very similar.
Until Next Time,
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