Dinwiddie said on Thursday in a tweet that if fans collected 2,625.8 Bitcoin (worth around $ 24,632,630), he would sign a minimum contract for his next deal with a fan-voted team. On Friday, Dinwiddie doubled that promise by launching a GoFundMe with this goal in mind.“I’m just creating this GoFundMe as my commitment to my previous tweets. As of now, 2,625.8 BTC equals roughly $ 24,632,630. If we reach the goal, I will allow the fan base to determine my next team decision and sign one. one year contract at this destination, “said Dinwiddie. “If we don’t reach the target, I will donate 100% of this campaign to charity. Fan engagement comes in all shapes and sizes, making it fun for people!
Dinwiddie explained his decision in a statement, according to The AthleticSha s Shams Charania:
“Shoe manufacturers and endorsers influence team decisions all the time. My / our biggest endorsers will always be the fans, so I want to have fun with this while we’re all in quarantine. I hope no team owner / staff will participate so there are no irregularities in this unique approval agreement. ”
Dinwiddie is expected to earn $ 11,454,048 in 2020-2021, according to Hoopshype, and has a player option of $ 12,302,496 for the 2021-2022 season. At the time of the NBA suspended season, he had the best year of his career, averaging 20.6 points, 6.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game (all career highs).