As the New York Knicks secure their place in the knockout stages of the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament, Josh Hart has set his sights on a luxurious item he hopes to acquire. The Knicks earned their spot as the Eastern Conference wildcard by defeating the Charlotte Hornets with a convincing 115-91 victory, ultimately securing the final spot based on point differential.
Knicks’ Josh Hart Eyes Coveted Rolex as NBA-In Season Tournament Prize Money Increases
Taking to his X account, Hart shared an enticing image of a Rolex watch that has caught his attention. Priced at an estimated $15,650, the coveted timepiece is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller. Crafted from waterproof Oystersteel and white gold, it represents a desirable accessory that Hart is considering adding to his collection.
— Josh Hart (@joshhart) November 29, 2023
With an annual salary of $12.96 million, Hart certainly possesses the means to acquire the desired Rolex watch. Additionally, he recently signed a lucrative four-year, $80,915,280 contract extension with the Knicks during the offseason. However, Hart also has another avenue to fund his desired purchase. If the Knicks emerge victorious in the 2023 NBA In-Season Tournament, they will claim a significant prize money.
As the Knicks advance to the quarterfinals, Hart and his teammates are already guaranteed a $50,000 prize. This means that even if the Knicks don’t progress beyond this stage, Hart could still afford to purchase the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller. However, the prize money increases as the tournament progresses. If the team reaches the semifinals, the prize per player rises to $100,000. The runners-up of the NBA In-Season Tournament will secure $200,000, while the ultimate champions of the NBA Cup will each take home a substantial $500,000.
The prospect of winning the tournament and claiming the substantial prize money has undoubtedly piqued the interest of Josh Hart and his fellow Knicks players. As the team continues its journey through the competition, the allure of both victory and the accompanying financial reward grows stronger.
Whether or not Hart acquires the coveted Rolex, the tournament offers an exciting opportunity for the Knicks to showcase their skills and potentially secure a significant financial boost along the way.