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Richard Jefferson
Richard Jefferson
Position: F
Born: 06/21/80
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:222 lbs. / 100.7 kg.
Salary: $2,500,000
LeBron James’ teammate Richard Jefferson had an explanation for James’ less-than-stellar performance in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals: He was sick. Jefferson told Fox Sports Ohio after Game 4 on Tuesday night that James got sick from a bug that was going around, which also caused backup Deron Williams to miss a shootaround. “I know he won’t talk about it, so I’ll give my big guy a shout,” Jefferson said. “Deron Williams missed shootaround this morning because he had like a little bug, really lethargic, had no energy. And I think that’s what ‘Bron had. And sometimes these little bugs can go around. And [James] was like, dude when Deron didn’t show up to shootaround, it kind of started clicking in his head. Because for him it was like, ‘I don’t know why I was so lethargic, why I had no energy, I had nothing.’
2 days ago via ESPN
Fox Sports Ohio: A special night for the @cavs calls for a special guest on “Was It Something I Said?” with @CavsFredMcLeod and RJ. Here’s @cavsdan!

The Cavs are planning to start J.R. Smith, Richard Jefferson, Channing Frye, Iman Shumpert, and Deron Williams against the Heat, who need to win to keep pace with the Bulls for the eighth seed. Cleveland’s lineup listed above was posted as part of the team’s media notes for tonight’s game and is subject to change. Cleveland is tied for first with Boston. The Celtics play the Brooklyn Nets tonight.
Jefferson’s successful career, now in its twilight, has seen its fair share of obstacles. Over the past quarter-century, his battles with severe asthma have sent him to the hospital, impacted his on-court performance and, a few years back, almost led him to retire. “The first time I was hospitalized with a severe asthma attack, I think I was in fifth or sixth grade, overnight in the hospital with tubes,” Jefferson told USA TODAY Sports over the phone on Thursday. “I actually almost had a collapsed lung when I was a kid just because I struggled to breathe so much.”
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