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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: $1,499,187
The ESPN analyst and former Golden State Warriors head coach was calling Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers when fellow analyst Jeff Van Gundy started to talk about the surprisingly strong play of Cavs forward Richard Jefferson. After finishing his analysis, Jackson jumped in and threw his former Warriors player under the bus. Jeff Van Gundy: “Don’t talk about what you need to do to win. Do what you need to do to win. Richard Jefferson, great loose ball play and has always been a terrific finisher on the break.” Jackson “Guy’s a pro. Stays ready. Played for me in Golden State. Cost us a series in San Antonio, missing two free throws, but I’m not holding onto that. Still has plenty in the tank and playing at a high level for this Cavaliers team.”
Lue, James, Richard Jefferson and Matthew Dellavedova met the media before they went over film and, one by one, they praised Toronto. Many observers picked Cleveland to sweep a third straight series, but that was not necessarily the internal expectation. James called the Raptors a “tough team” and said they were chasing the Cavs in the standings all year for a reason. “We have a lot of respect for Toronto, so it was never, ‘We’re going to sweep them,'” Jefferson said. “We didn’t go into the Detroit series thinking we were going to sweep them. If anything, once we won our first two games and we were able to go get a third game, then it was like, ‘Okay, let’s try to close this out so we can get some rest.'”
The Cleveland Cavaliers have added a new team member for their playoff run, and his name, or its name, depending on your perspective, is Lil’ Kev. Who, or what, is Lil’ Kev? First we go to Richard Jefferson, the creator and now guardian for the newest character in the Cavs’ locker room. “Lil’ Kev, man, he’s a wild one,” Jefferson said before Cleveland’s shootaround Friday morning in Atlanta. “He’s a wild one. Everybody’s got like, alter egos. You’ve got Kobe [Bryant]; he’s the Black Mamba. You got [Michael] Jordan; obviously Air Jordan. You got LeBron [James]; and you got King James. So, you know, you got Kev [Kevin Love] and you got Lil’ Kev. “Lil’ Kev, he’s special.”
“They’re a good team, they play hard,” Frye said after scoring 14 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers in their 109-103 victory over the Orlando Magic, the team that essentially salary-dumped him in a trade last month. “I’ve got a lot of respect for them.” Jefferson, his Cavs teammate, quickly made Frye uncomfortable. “You’re so politically correct!” Jefferson said. “Be honest, what did you say when you walked in here? In the locker room, what’d you say?” “I said, ‘Good game guys’ and ‘On to the next one,’ ” Frye said, still trying to not make a headline.