Rondae Hollis-Jefferson isn’t above living below his means, even if he recently signed a new contract with the Brooklyn Nets. The rookie player shares a place in New Jersey with his brother and friend, so he can save extra money. And the money saved seemed to have went to help his mother out.
Last Friday, Rondae and his brother surprised their mother on her birthday with a new house in Texas!
In a post for the NY Post, Rondae recounted how he’s always wanted to be able to purchase his mother a house.
brother, the realtor, my uncle and a couple others were looking at houses and telling me about it, and I thought this one was the perfect fit.
When I told the woman who owned the house why we were buying it, she cried. Being a mom, she understood what it meant more than us guys do. It was an emotional moment, and then she said, “We can make this happen.” They even bought my mom a cake!
We had a lot of our close family and friends and relatives at the house to surprise her. My sister was driving my mom to the house, and we told her to just knock on the door and ask for one of your friends.
The realtor opened the door and said, “Oh, who are you looking for?” When my mom said the name, the realtor said, “Oh, OK, come in.” Then everyone popped out and said, “Surprise!” and me and my brother had the cake, and she just started crying. To actually be able to show her the house and stuff on her birthday, it was a dream come true. It was a blessing.
Rondae and his brother are definitely “Sons of the Year”.