As some of you basketball fiends might remember Rudy Fernandez used to play for the Portland Trail Blazers before getting traded to the Denver Nuggets in 2011. During the NBA strike, he signed a sweet deal with Real Madrid for €2.7 million per year. Following the 2011-2012 season, Rudy decided not to return to the NBA, but instead stayed in Spain and signed a three year contract with Real Madrid on July 4, 2012. I gotta admit, from the standpoint of hotter girls, Rudy Fernandez made the right decision.
Judging by his latest girlfriend, Madrid-based model Helen Lindes, who reminds us of Jessica Alba from certain angles, I think he made the right decision. If he stayed in the NBA, he’d probably make similar amount of cash and have to play 10x harder, assuming he would get that much time on the court in the first place. Plus, who knows how many more times he would get traded over the course of his career? Before he hit the eject button from the NBA, Rudy was traded to the Mavs in a three player deal during the 2012 draft, so I’m sure there were a variety of factors leading up to his decision.View All Photos ›