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Richard Jefferson
Richard Jefferson
Position: -
Born: 06/21/80
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:222 lbs. / 100.7 kg.
Earnings: $116,883,643 ($139,889,377*)
“We don’t know what’s going to happen,” says Richard Jefferson, the former Nets swingman and current broadcaster. “But this is a team that can be a problem for many, many years. We could be looking at a potential dynasty.” This makes the latest experiment fascinating, of course. It also gets Jefferson thinking about something else. “Ten years from now,” he says, “there’s a kid that’s in Jersey, or they might be in New York, or might be from Mount Vernon, and it’s like, no, I grew up a Brooklyn Nets fan.”
Richard Jefferson: One of the things I don’t like about ESPN and these different websites is that they have the little trade machine… You’re talking about f—— human beings here. Right? They’re talking about people. And then they’ll get on ESPN and be like, ‘hey, look, you could do this person, they look the money matches!’ And it’s like somebody’s family can be watching, that people’s kids can be watching that. Understand that these guys are grown men with kids that can be pulled out of elementary schools and pulled out of high schools. And I’m not saying that we need to change everything, but just understand that there’s a human aspect. And sometimes the human aspect either gets lost or it doesn’t get respected. And I think that’s just not good business. And I don’t think that there’s a way to avoid it, is just understand that like, even with the money, doesn’t matter how much money your kids are making, if you got pulled out of your sophomore year of high school because your dad got traded, that sucks that affects kids that affects families that affects a lot of different things. And we just need to be aware of it and try and be more professional when these trades are being handled.
Richard Jefferson: We make so much money, we’re living our dreams, these contracts just continue to get bigger and bigger and bigger. But you still have to remember the human element. We see so many people with tons of money and tons of fame that are miserable, that are unhappy, that are depressed that are more f—– up. So you’ve got to still try your best and I put this on the league, I put this on the media, I put this on agents, you’ve got to try your best to at least acknowledge the human element to this and just be a little bit better even though that it’s tough to do.