Justin Holiday Celebrity Life
Justin Holiday is a professional basketball player with the National Basketball Association (NBA). He plays for the Indiana Pacers from the shooting guard/ small forward position. The holiday was born in Mission Hills, California and went to Campbell Hall School. In his senior year, he led his school to the State Class IV Championship. During this time, he averaged 19.1 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks a game.
The holiday started college at the University of Washington and played for the Washington Huskies. During his freshman season, he took part in 19 games where he averaged 0.7 points each game. His playing minutes increased in his sophomore season and in the 35 games that he played he averaged 2.1 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists a game.
Holiday became part of the 2010 Pac-10 All-Defensive Team during his junior season. He was part of 34 games where he averaged 5.9 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.0 steals. The holiday was named the Washington Huskies’ caption in his senior season, a title he shared with his team-mate Isaiah Thomas. During this time, he played 35 games where he averaged 10.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.2 steals. In lieu of his strong performance, Netscouts Basketball named him the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year 2010. In August 2011 he joined Okapi Allstar- a Belgium professional basketball club since he had gone undrafted for the 2011 NBA draft.
In July 2012 Holiday became part of the 2012 NBA Summer League by joining the Cleveland Cavaliers. He later went over to the Portland Trail Blazers but was waived off by them too. In October 2012 he was picked up by Idaho Stampede and in November he debuted against the Los Angeles D-Fenders registering 15 points and 6 rebounds, ultimately losing by 112-98.
In April 2013 he was signed over by the Philadelphia 76ers. His debut game with the 76ers was against Charlotte Bobcats where he scored 2 points and 2 rebounds in 7 minutes losing to Bobcats 88-83. The same month he became part of the All-NBA D-League Third Team and the All-Defensive Second Team.
In September 2013 Holiday signed with the Utah Jazz when he was waived off by the 76ers. However, the very next month he was waived off by the Jazz too. In November he was picked up by Szolnoki Olai- a Hungarian professional basketball team. Holiday played 19 games with Szolnoki where he averaged 12.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists a game.
Holiday signed with the Golden State Warriors in July 2014. In March 2015 Holiday registered a career-high score of 23 points in a game against Denver Nuggets. He also won his very first NBA championship- the 2015 NBA finals by defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In July 2015 Holiday signed with the Atlanta Hawks. His season debut was in October in a game against the New York Knicks where he recorded 2 points in a 112-101 win over the Knicks. In February 2016 he was traded to the Chicago Bulls. Here he registered a season-high 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 2 blocks in a 118-86 loss against the Miami Heat. Holiday scored a career-high 29 points in a 115-105 win against the Philadelphia 76ers in the Bulls’ season finale in April.
In June 2016 Holiday was traded to the New York Knicks and in an April Knick’s season finale he registered a season-high 20 points in a game with the Phoenix Suns. Next month in July he went over to the Chicago bulls for the second time. In a January 2018 game against the Miami Heat, he scored his career-high 7 3- pointers in a 119-111 win against them. By December Holiday was the only player with a minimum of one 3- pointer in each game to start the season. This streak continued for a total of 43 games.
In January 2019 he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies. In an April game against the Dallas Mavericks, he registered a career-high score of 30 points. The game was lost in overtime to the Mavericks 129-127. In July he was signed to the Indiana Pacers, becoming teammates with his younger brother- Aaron Holiday.
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