Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Continues to Make Mom Proud

Brooklyn Nets rookie is the real deal.

Over the weekend, the headline for an article by New York Post sportswriter Tim Bontemps read “Who’s Worth Watching on the Nets? Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.” The Brooklyn Nets rookie got his first start last Friday and while Bontemps is moving on to the Washington Post to serve as national NBA writer, he’s surely going to keep an eye on #24.

Last month, Hollis-Jefferson and his younger brother shared a video of their surprise gift to mom of a new home. On her birthday.


This month, Hollis-Jefferson is looking sharp on the cover of Fashion Avenue News magazine. When asked in the accompanying interview by editor at large Alvertis Alexander who inspires him, he pointed once again close to home:

“My biggest thing growing up was making my mom proud, putting a smile on her face that lights up the room a million times.”

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@hollywoodspin Richard Horgan is co-editor of Fishbowl.