Despite $1.3M salary Nets rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson says New York rent is too high for him

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Brooklyn Nets rookie Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has learned what most New Yorkers have struggled with for years— the crazy high rents.

Hollis-Jefferson says despite his 1.3 million dollar a year salary, the 20-year-old small forward who moved to the city earlier this year, had to find two housemates because living costs were too high, according to the Wall Street Journal.

He's currently living in North Jersey and calls the cities rental cost "ridiculous."

According to the Wall Street Journal, the Pennsylvania native faced many challenges throughout his childhood and is hoping to conserve his earnings for his future, and not wind up like some of his NBA predecessors who went bankrupt.

Hollis-Jefferson said he may eventually consider moving into Brooklyn, to become the first Nets player to move to the borough, to cut down on the commute to the Nets facility, noting that there's always traffic going in and out of New York.



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