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Why is Rondae Hollis-Jefferson playing for Jordan at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup?

A former NBA player is stealing the show at the 2023 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

With an average of 31.5 points per game, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is the tournament’s second-leading scorer through two games, trailing only Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic.

Hollis-Jefferson’s 24-point outing against Greece went viral because of how much he looked like Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. He followed it up with the highest-scoring game of the World Cup so far, a performance that included a poster dunk and a four-point play to force overtime.

Hollis-Jefferson isn’t doing it with the USA across his chest, though. Despite being a native of Chester, Pennsylvania, he’s playing for Jordan.

MORE: Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is channeling his inner Kobe Bryant during the 2023 FIBA World Cup

Why is Rondae Hollis-Jefferson playing for Jordan?

The No. 23 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, Hollis-Jefferson last…

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