And a jersey that was never worn. And a check significantly larger than most people's annual salary.
Shortly after the signing, the Warriors crafted a uniform for Calderon. He never got the opportunity to don the new jersey, captured by USA Today's Michael Singer. At least the 35-year-old received $415,000 for his troubles, per Sam Amick of USA Today:
First of all, that becomes the coolest jersey to own in the entire NBA right? If you're a fan of the sport you need to get your hands on a Calderon game worn (lol) Warriors jersey. It's one of a kind and completely fictional.
Anyways, regarding the specific story, this is how massive the professional sports leagues have truly become. Money is just being handed out like it's a Calipari team in the 90's and everyone seems to be getting a huge payday.
Brock Osweiler did it best, but this heist is a close second for Calderon.