AN NBA star has gone from receiving a $100million contract to trying to resurrect his career due to the choices he made.
Chicago Bulls center Andre Drummond completed his 11th NBA year in the 2022-23 season and has two All-Star appearances and four rebounding titles to his name.
NBA center Andre Drummond went viral after a clip showed him speaking to young basketball playersCredit: Twitter/BleacherReport
Drummond slammed the attitude of the young hoopers and to make the same bad choices he’s made in his NBA careerCredit: Twitter/BleacherReport
Drummond achieved his accolades with the Detroit Pistons — the team that drafted him with the No. 9 overall pick in 2012.
However, since 2019, he has played for six different franchises and has seen his playing time decrease.
And now, the 29-year-old is on a league-minimum deal.
In a recent viral clip, Drummond spoke to and coached a group of young basketball players.
He started by telling them: “I understand who you guys and what’s going on…. this is not what this is fellas.”
Drummond then slammed the attitude of the hoopers, adding his personal journey as an example to not make the same bad choices he did.
“To be pouting on the bench, making faces, not cheering your teammates on… I was that guy,” the NBA veteran center said.
“[I was] a $100million guy, I was pouting, I was upset when I wasn’t playing, and I had a bad attitude.
“I went from $100million to a f**king league minimum. It’s a personal story I’m sharing with you guys right now.”
Andre was speaking on the fact that he signed a $127million contract with the Pistons in 2016.
Fast forward to 2023 and the UConn product exercised a player option with the Bulls and will earn $3.3million next season.
Drummond proceeded to the youngsters: “They don’t care how man rebounds you get or how many threes you make.
“They care about you being a good person.”
The clip concluded with the 11-year NBA vet pleading to the players to “play 100 percent every single time you step on that f**king floor.”
The 29-year-old Drummond has averaged 13.2 points, 12.7 rebounds, and 1.4 blocks for his career.
He’ll be entering his 12th year in the league in the 2023-24 season.
Drummond received a $127million contract extension in 2016Credit: Getty
Since 2019, Drummond has played for six franchises and is now employed by the Chicago Bulls, where he’s set to earn $3.3million in the 2023 seasonCredit: Getty