Kobi Simmons officially signed his first contract as a professional basketball player two weeks ago, inking a two-way deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.
And it appears one of his first purchases was a car for his mother. More specifically, a Range Rover:
Got My Mama A Surprise Today Love You Mama❤️There Is nothing I can ever do to repay you but that will not stop me from trying❣️❣️Love!❤️ pic.twitter.com/QORRBiIKfy— Kobi Simmons (@JordanKobi) July 20, 2017
Simmons will have a base salary of $75,000 in his rookie season, with the ability to earn up to $279,000 depending on the number of days he is on the Grizzlies’ active roster (as a two-way player, he has a 45-day maximum).
The 19-year-old was criticized for his decision to leave the Arizona Wildcats after one season, which was only amplified after he went undrafted, but life seems to be treating him well right now — and it’s doubtful he regrets his decision to leave school early.
Simmons’ contract will keep him in the G League for the majority of his rookie season, but it’s a sweet gig nonetheless.