Evan Mobley, a rookie on the Cleveland Cavaliers, spent part of his $36 million NBA contract to buy his brother a heartwarming birthday gift.
Evan Mobley, a first-round pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers, spent part of his $36 million NBA contract on a heartwarming birthday gift for his brother.
What would you purchase if you suddenly became a multimillionaire? Is it time for a new home? Is it possible to have your own island? Perhaps some ostentatious jewelry and expensive clothing?
After signing a rookie deal worth more than $36 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month, Evan Mobley chose to spend one of his first splurges on his elder brother and former USC teammate, Isaiah. Mobley even captured his brother’s joy on video, and he couldn’t have wished for a greater outcome.
Evan Mobley just signed a rookie deal for $36 million.
The Cavaliers have been in rebuilding mode since LeBron James left town after guiding them to four consecutive NBA Finals appearances. Cleveland has gone 60-159 in the past three seasons, which has been difficult to watch for any fan who has followed the club since James’ arrival in 2003.
But it’s not all terrible for the Cavs, who are in the midst of a rebuilding process. Collin Sexton and Darius Garland already seem to be potential NBA players, while 2020 first-round selection Isaac Okoro showed a lot of promise as a freshman last season.
Enter Mobley, a 7-foot unicorn who can score at will inside, defend the paint with his exceptional agility, and even shoot threes when necessary. The Cavaliers selected Mobley with the third overall selection in the 2021 NBA draft, and he is expected to be a franchise focal point in the future.
Mobley signed a four-year, $36.6 million rookie deal earlier this month. That’s a lot of money for a 20-year-old who has never seen anything like it in his life. What was one of his first major purchases after signing the contract? Of course, it’s an early birthday gift for his elder brother.
For his birthday, Mobley gets his brother Isaiah a new vehicle.
Many young NBA players spend their newly acquired money on extravagant presents for themselves, but after signing his first pro deal, Mobley chose to share the fortune.
Mobley shared a video on Instagram on Tuesday showing him surprise his elder brother, Isaiah, with a new vehicle for his 22nd birthday next month. When Isaiah first saw the blacked-out whip, he could hardly maintain his balance. His response was hilarious.
Is there a chance for a Mobley reunion in the NBA?
After a game between USC and California, Evan and Isaiah Mobley pose | Cassy Athena/Getty Images
Last season at USC, Evan and Isaiah were teammates. They both intended to join the NBA draft together, but Isaiah ultimately chose to stay in school for another season in order to enhance his draft status. He’ll be the Trojans’ new starting quarterback in 2021.
Last season, Isaiah ended on a high note for USC, averaging 16 points and 6.5 rebounds per game in four NCAA Tournament games. He’s a matchup nightmare for defenders at 6-foot-10 and 235 pounds and could be a late first-round selection in next year’s draft.
If the Mobleys are able to reunite in Cleveland next season, Isaiah may have to repay the favor by giving his younger brother a present when he signs his first NBA deal.
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