Video: Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday, Pacers’ Aaron Holiday have brotherly jersey swap after game
The Indiana Pacers and New Orleans Pelicans faced off in New Orleans on Monday night. The game came down to the wire, and the Pacers ended up coming away victorious by a final score of 109-107. After the game, fans were able to witness a heartwarming moment when brothers Aaron and Jrue Holiday swapped jerseys:
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Older brother Jrue Holiday had a much bigger impact on the matchup, nearly recording a triple-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists. Aaron recorded only eight points, along with two rebounds and two assists.
Jrue Holiday is regarded as one of the best defensive backcourt players in the league. In their most recent playoff run, New Orleans matched up with the Portland Trail Blazers. Holiday proceeded to wreak havoc on Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, who are some of the toughest covers in the NBA. His team ended up sweeping the higher-seeded Blazers, but things haven’t gone as planned this season in New Orleans.
The younger Holiday is still growing. The UCLA product was selected 23rd overall by the Pacers, and he is providing solid reserve minutes for the team as a rookie. He will look to take a larger role now that star guard Victor Oladipo is out for the season and Indiana trudges ahead without him.
Although Jrue Holiday and Aaron Holiday are in different parts of their careers, it’s clear that they obviously still care about each other. Swapping jerseys is the ultimate sign of respect on the NBA floor, and these two show that respect on and off the court.