Bucks’ Jrue Holiday reveals huge change that’s led to career season – and it’s not just Giannis
The Milwaukee Bucks sit comfortably in third place in the Eastern Conference with a 36-22 record. With just 14 games left in the regular season, the playoffs are nearly a foregone conclusion for this organization. With Giannis Antetokounmpo leading the way, the Bucks have a shot to beat anyone on any given night.
However, Jrue Holiday is playing a huge role for the Bucks this year, as he’s having one of the best seasons of his career. While being a guest on JJ Reddick’s podcast “The Old Man and the Three,” Redick reveals that Holiday is having career highs in field goal percentage, three-point percentage, true shooting percentage, and is also top five in the league in steals.
Holiday’s efficiency on the court is dramatically up, providing the Bucks with the play they need to remain at the top of the standings. JJ Redick asked Holiday point blank, “how are you doing this?” Holiday’s response was focused around a renewed mindset.
“So, when I approach the game, and even before the game when I’m talking to myself and I’m praying I’m like, yes I want to be the best player on the court. Yes I want to make all the right decisions, I want my shots to fall and feel good. But I’m like, thank you for blessing me with this game. Because it can be taken away,” the Bucks star shared.
“Also thank you for blessing me with this job because a lot of people don’t have jobs. This is like a prayer that I do before every game. And it started this year where I started praying for this because it’s just so relevant now. And I feel like when I’m in this type of head space, like basketball is important, but other things are important.”
Holiday expresses a humble response that we sometimes don’t see in professional sports. He’s thankful for his opportunity, and Bucks fans are thankful he’s on their team.