Even German Quiz Shows Are Making Fun Of Dennis Schröder Fumbling The Bag

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Even German Quiz Shows Are Making Fun Of Dennis Schröder Fumbling The Bag


Early in the 2019-20 NBA regular season, the Los Angeles Lakers offered Dennis Schröder a 4-year, $84 million contract extension that was eventually declined by the 27-year old point guard. Schröder was reportedly willing to stay, but was looking for a bigger pay raise at around $100-120 million.

Schröder had a good start for the Lakers and came in help when LeBron James and Anthony Davis were battling injuries in the regular season. However, an abysmal production in the playoffs quickly lowered his value and put him a tight situation in this year’s free agency.

So instead of a $84M payday with the Lakers that was on his table earlier, Dennis had to take a $5.9M offer sheet from the Celtics. While we don’t know if he’ll be starting, or if he’ll be the team’s 6th man, he’ll get enough minutes to show the world that he’s worth more than his current contract and play for a bigger payday next year.

Due to missing out on so much money (for now), Dennis has found himself as a laughing stock among fans. But not only fans – even German TV quiz show ‘Wer wird Millionär’, the super popular German version of ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’, now poked some fun at the point guard.



The question translates to ‘who will make ‘only’ $5.9M with the Celtics instead of around $21M with the Lakers next season?’; with the answers being Schmidt, Schröder, Kohl and Adenauer – all four of them are last names of previous German Chancellors. 

Schröder found out about the question and had to laugh about it himself.


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