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Semih Erden got $700K, villa for FIBA run


Via Chris Sheridan (via Chris Forsberg):

Erden told me that each of the players on the Turkish National Team that won the silver medal at last month's World Championship received a bonus of 1 million Turkish Lira (about $700,000) along with a free villa/apartment, courtesy of a wealthy Turkish real estate mogul who wanted to reward them for their success. The members of the gold-medal winning Team USA were paid $25,000 apiece, Andre Iguodala said.

Not a bad haul for some summer hoops, especially when your full-time job pays only $400K.

Two posts about Turkey in the same day? What are the odds of that?

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