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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 ($138,991,863*)

Richard Jefferson: For the first time, the two best players from the two best teams could be leaving. The pending free agency of Golden State’s Kevin Durant has been a hot topic for months. And many people believe there’s at least a 50 percent chance Kawhi Leonard, also a free agent, could leave Toronto. And that’s why I’ll be so glad when free agency is over. It’s tough on the fans, some of whom are in constant fear of the unknown. It’s tough on players, who are pulled in so many directions. And it’s tough on analysts, who are forced to talk about hypotheticals instead of actual basketball.
3 months ago via ESPN
As a former NBA player who knows a lot of these guys personally, I empathize with what the players go through. People often describe players as sensitive or emotional. I don’t think that’s true. I think players are human. No amount of money can change the fact that these people — often kids in their early 20s — are human. When they go from city to city, it can be difficult to face a constant barrage of questions about what they’re going to do for the next couple of years. Imagine how hard it must be to do your job and have the weight of multiple cities and fan bases pulling at you. Not to mention the weight of the franchise that you’re trying to carry and play for pulling you in another direction. That could stress somebody out. It stresses me out, just covering it. (And yes, they are lucky to get to do their dream job. As am I.)
3 months ago via ESPN
Look, this crop of free agents is amazing. You have top-tier players. You have free agents across the board affecting almost every single fan base. You have lottery teams. You have teams talking about trading their picks. You have small-market teams trying keep players. You have large-market teams trying to lure players. But with that, you also have a lot of noise. When do we get to just talk about basketball?
3 months ago via ESPN