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David West, Who Passed on $22M Over Two Years To Get a Ring, Delivers Motivational Speech on Working, Sacrificing Money (VIDEO)
You hear all the time about athletes making sacrifices for the betterment of the team in order to capture a title, but nobody in recent memory has sacrificed more than David West.
During the 2015-2016 season, West sacrificed more than $11 million to unsuccessfully chase a title with the San Antonio Spurs after they were bounced from the second round. He decided to increase his odds the following season by agreeing to a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal to join the loaded Golden State Warriors, sacrificing yet another $10-$11 million deal in hopes of getting that title.
It worked out this time as the Warriors closed out the Cavaliers in 5 games. Following last night’s title-clincher, the 14 year NBA veteran delivered a passionate and emotional interview (courtesy of NBA TV).