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Holiday wants to follow his brothers and win a ring

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So far, the Holiday brothers have won their NBA titles in order. The oldest, Justin, won a ring with the Warriors in 2015. Last month, the second-oldest, Jrue, won it all with the Bucks. He then won a gold medal with Team USA in Tokyo.

That added even more hardware to the Holiday family. Lauren Holiday, Jrue's wife, is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a World Cup-winner in soccer. 

That leaves Aaron, who at 24 is the youngest of the three Holiday brothers in the NBA. Aaron Holiday is now a member of the Wizards, having arrived in Washington via a draft-day trade. He hopes to join the others in his family as a champion someday.

"I was happy I was able to get out there and watch [Jrue] hoop. It was the second time I’ve seen an NBA championship. My other brother, Justin, won with the Warriors. It’s a blessing, it’s an awesome time. It was awesome to be there and awesome to support my brother. Now it’s just time for me to get one," he said.

Jrue Holiday won the NBA championship on July 21 and immediately joined the U.S. men's team at the Olympics. Winning an NBA title and a gold medal in the same summer is something only five other players have done: Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Holiday's teammate, Khris Middleton.

 

No one had accomplished those two feats in such a short period of time, less than three weeks. Jrue Holiday and Middleton were the first.

"I was happy for him. It obviously hasn’t been done many times by many players," Aaron Holiday said.

Aaron Holiday is only 24, seven years younger than Jrue and eight years younger than Justin. He should have plenty of time to continue carving his own legacy as an NBA player.

The rest of his family, though, has certainly set the bar pretty high.