NBA veteran Andre Iguodala to be paid partially in Bitcoin

NBA veteran Andre Iguodala to be paid partially in Bitcoin

The recent drop in the price of Bitcoin hasn’t stopped one NBA veteran from jumping on the crypto bandwagon. Andre Iguodala, who plays small forward and shooting guard for the Golden State Warriors, revealed yesterday that he will be paid partially in Bitcoin.

Iguodala tweeted, ” I’m excited to announce I’m taking part of my salary in BITCOIN w. Cash App! Bitcoin is the future, @klaythompson and I are both believers. To make bitcoin more accessible, we’re giving out $1M in bitcoin back to fans today. Drop your $cashtag w. #PaidInBitcoin & follow @CashApp”

Iguodala’s teammate Klay Thompson confirmed the news on Twitter yesterday, tweeting, ” I’m BACK and changing it up: excited to take part of my paycheck in bitcoin thanks to Cash App! I’m with bitcoin because I believe it’s the future of money. Plus I’m giving out $1M in btc with @andre right NOW. Just follow @CashApp+ drop your $cashtag below w/ #PaidInBitcoin.”

Iguodala and Thompson aren’t the first athletes to get paid in Bitcoin. In 2019, football player Russell Okung agreed to take part of his salary in crypto. Two months ago, another football player, Odell Beckham Jr. not only agreed to take his entire salary in Bitcoin, but he also doled out $1 million worth of Bitcoin to his followers through the Cash App.

Meanwhile on the hardwood, rookie Cade Cunningham of the Detroit Pistons received his bonus in bitcoin through a deal with BlockFi. And last spring, the Sacramento Kings announced that it would let players, coaches, and other personnel receive their salary in crypto.

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