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Celtics GM’s Son Cites “Millionaire’s Tax” Keep Gordon Hayward in Utah (TWEET)

by: JamieD On  Friday, June 30, 2017
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Image via Getty

After opting out of the final year of his contract with the Utah Jazz, all-star forward Gordon Hayward is set to hit the free agent market, and he’s expected to have plenty of suitors.

Among those targeting Hayward are the Boston Celtics, but there may be one glaring issue that keeps him out of Beantown, as pointed out by Tanner Ainge, son of Celtics GM Danny Ainge.

That issue would be the “Millionaire’s Tax,” which was passed in Massachusetts one year ago.

First, allow us to explain how the “Millionaire’s Tax” works, via MassLive:

The proposed constitutional amendment would raise the tax rate by 4 percentage points on income over $1 million. So if the flat tax in 2019 is 5 percent, someone earning $1.3 million would pay 5 percent on the first $1 million of income and 9 percent on the next $300,000.

And here’s a look at Tanner’s tweet at Hayward:

So why would the son of the Celtics’ general manager want to point out a law that would keep a star player from joining his father’s team?

Well, Tanner just so happens to be running for a seat in Utah’s third congressional district. And what better way to win over voters than by betraying your own dad in an effort to get the star of your state’s basketball team to re-sign?