Former Hawks swingman Josh Childress has officially signed a 3 year contract with the Greek team Olympiakos, for more than $20 million!
Everybody knew that Childress was in contact with Olympiakos since several days, but to be honest, I could never have imagined that an NBA player still in his prime would leave the NBA to play ball in Europe. Why? Well ’cause it never happened in the past. By doin’ so Childress is kind of a pionner!
We were used to see NBA veterans finishing their careers overseas: guys like Rolando Blackman, Do Wilkins, Byron Scott, Eddie Johnson and many others played ball in Europe at the end of their career before throwing in the towel. But a player still in his prime like Childress, nah it never occured before. Maybe Childress’ signature is gonna launch a new trend?
Childress, who turned 25 last month, will have some huge responsabilities next season! He’ll be expected to be a dominant player in the tough Euroleague! Will he be able to rise up to the challenge? I think so, the guy is so talented!