“What excites me most about supporting the Austin Spurs is that’s where my journey started,” states Keldon Johnson at the top of a video currently streaming on the Spurs twitter account.
Connected to Austin in more ways than one— San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) November 20, 2023
KJ took a trip up I-35 to support his brother and the @austin_spurs in an all-new Beyond the Game pres. by @SWBCServices #sponsored pic.twitter.com/2YLfONTfGa
Keldon, drafted in 29th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft, spent part of his rookie season in Austin.
Johnson was a breakout player in the bubble, earning him more playing time the next season. Like so many other members of the Silver & Black, KJ attributes his growth directly to Austin.
But the current longest tenured member of the Spurs has an additional reason to make the trek to the state capital to cheer on the G-League affiliate - his brother Kaleb is a member of the Austin Spurs.
Kaleb, who celebrated his 27th birthday yesterday, is averaging 13 points over his first four games.
“Having my brother on the team is huge. Chasing his dream, living out his dream, the one we worked so hard for as young kids togetherin the backyard is huge.”
This is Kaleb’s second stint with the Austin Spurs as he played 11 games during the 2021-2022 season.
Mad skills must run in the family, and if the G-League does for Kaleb what it did for Keldon, we could see the brother playing together like they did growing up.
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