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Richard Jefferson
Richard Jefferson
Position: -
Born: 06/21/80
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:222 lbs. / 100.7 kg.
Salary: $2,612,500
Many have their money on destinations like the Philadelphia 76ers and Houston Rockets who have the firepower to become another great NBA superteam, but former Cavaliers teammate Richard Jefferson joined ESPN on Thursday to discuss LeBron’s offseason plans and where he might end up. What he had to say should pique the interest of Portland Trail Blazers fans, even though his reasoning is more than a bit silly: “Right now I really think that Portland is trying to do some things to move their entire roster and start [building around] Lebron.” Jefferson told ESPN’s David Jacoby. “Obviously LeBron has a connection to Oregon because of his relationship with Nike. Phil Knight being a really big LeBron fan, I think wants to get him up there. I mean, they could build a whole new campus up there. Portland has now entered into the unfounded, irresponsible speculation of free agency around LeBron.”
After those comments, Jefferson continues to joke with Jacoby about why the LeBron would join the Blazers. “He said a positive thing about Damian Lillard, I think, in like… 2008. I’ve seen him wear a blazer on multiple occasions. Red and black are [colors] he’s had on his shoes… There are a lot of things I don’t think people are following here and I think, for me – and this is completely unfounded and I have not talked to anybody – but i really think Portland will be his destination.” Obviously, everything Jefferson is saying here can be taken with a grain of salt. It’s a joke, folks, and all of the reasons he listed LeBron would be likely to join Portland are thin at best.
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Richard Jefferson turned the conversation toward the Beehive State. “So,” Jefferson said, “you got drafted by Utah? Then you …” “Unfortunately,” said Lyles, interrupting him. “Let’s talk about why you didn’t want to go to Utah,” Jefferson said after the 12th pick of the 2015 draft mentioned that he would’ve preferred to be drafted by Denver. “I don’t know,” Lyles said. “I just didn’t like it.”
Jefferson: “I liked playing in Utah. I really did.” Lyles: “Who was your coach then?” Jefferson: “I had Tyrone Corbin.” Lyles, grumbling: “So y’all didn’t practice? Y’all didn’t do nothing, yeah. See, we had practice every day (under Quin Snyder). I thought I was in Kentucky again.” Jefferson, sarcastically: “You had practice every day? Oh, sorry for making you work hard. Sorry. What’s wrong with working hard, Trey?” Lyles: “I didn’t say nothing about working hard. Three-hour practices? C’mon now.”