Practicality and fiscal responsibility are two terms not often associated with professional athletes. Lavish spending habits have been documented ad nauseam, so it’s always refreshing to see a player who takes a common sense approach to his or her budget.
Enter new Pacers point guard Jeff Teague. The Atlanta Hawks traded him to his hometown team earlier this summer, and instead of going through whole rigmarole of purchasing a new home, Teague is opting for more convenient accommodations. With a tip of the hat to For The Win, here’s what Teague had to say about his new living situation on Indianapolis’ Fox Sports 97.5:
“I bought a home here some years back, and when I re-signed back with Atlanta, I just decided that I was going to live in Atlanta. And I just gave the house to my mom and dad. And now, I sold my house in Atlanta, so I’m moving back. So now I’m gonna live in my old house with my mom and dad.”
No shame in that. Although it might put a bit of a damper on his social life, what an excellent way to score points with mom and save a ton of money in the process. Plus, Teague has an expiring contract and has no idea where he might end up next season. He also wouldn’t be the first NBA player to do so. Both Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum apparently still live with their parents. Turns out moving back in with mom and dad isn’t just for cash-strapped millennials anymore.