Former Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has been the face of the NBA for basically two decades, but at 37 years old, there is no question that his time on the throne is getting close to coming to an end. When that time finally does come, there are a handful...
Richard Jefferson strongly suggests Ime Udoka’s relationship with Celtics staff member was anything but consensual
Former Cleveland Cavaliers forward Richard Jefferson commented in a series of tweets on the likely suspension of Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka for a relationship with a female team staffer. Jefferson’s confusion on the suspension is because the expected length will be a full year when the final decision...
Richard Jefferson Says Former Suns Players He Spoke To Weren’t Surprised By The Reports Of Robert Sarver’s Misconduct: “It Was Like ‘Oh Yeah That Sounds About Right'”
Robert Sarver has been the owner of the Phoenix Suns since 2004, and to say that he has done a poor job of running the team would be an understatement. The team enjoyed some success at the start of his tenure and also in recent years, but everything in the middle of that was an utter disaster.
Richard Jefferson Has Big Praise For Kevin Durant: "He Still Is Probably The Most Unguardable Human Being That's Probably Been Created."
Over the years, the NBA has seen some incredibly talented scorers step on the court and put on a show for the fans. Wilt Chamberlain set numerous scoring records that will never be touched, like averaging 50 points per game in a season, while Michael Jordan's tally of 10 scoring titles is something no one is ever going to even come close to in the future.
Richard Jefferson On Reports Of Utah Jazz Wanting To Trade Donovan Mitchell: "If He Asked For A Trade It Would Be 'We’ve Got To Do Something About These Players'"
After trading away 3-time Defensive Player of the Year, Rudy Gobert, the Utah Jazz were expected to rebuild their team around Donovan Mitchell. The Jazz have a tremendous haul of assets available to them, mostly acquired through the trade that sent Gobert to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Jazz could get...
A referee’s debut isn’t normally a big deal, but if you watched Knicks vs. Blazers in the Summer League on Monday night you got to see something special. Richard Jefferson, who played for eight teams over his 18 year career and won a championship with the Cavaliers in 2016, decided to try his hand at refereeing. It was a sobering experience to put himself on the other side of officiating, and the crowd wasn’t willing to treat him any differently just because he was a former player.
Former NBA player and current analyst Richard Jefferson officiates second quarter of summer league game
LAS VEGAS -- Richard Jefferson was called for 2,637 fouls in his playing career, along with 45 technicals. He fouled out of 14 games. He even got ejected twice. He always suspected referees didn't have an easy job. He's now certain they don't. Jefferson, who played 17 seasons in the...
Richard Jefferson officiates NBA Summer League game: Best and worst moments from ESPN analyst as a referee
He may not have been wearing his familiar No. 24, but Richard Jefferson was once again running up-and-down an NBA court on Monday night. The former player-turned-ESPN broadcaster switched sides, trading in his suit for the zebra stripes, and refereed the second quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers vs. New York Knicks Summer League game in Las Vegas.
Richard Jefferson has crossed over to the other side ... the ex-NBA star made his debut as an NBA official last night during the Knicks-Blazers Summer League game. The 17-year NBA veteran was tapped to officiate the second quarter of the contest between Portland and New York ... after the league says he attended daily Summer League Officiating Meetings in Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS — Forty-two-year-old Richard Jefferson stepped on an NBA court for the first time since he retired. But it wasn’t to play — it was to referee a Las Vegas Summer League game. Jefferson — who spent seven seasons with the Nets, and won a 2016...
Richard Jefferson has done a lot in the world of basketball. He’s played for a National Championship at the University of Arizona, won an NBA Championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers and worked for ESPN as an NBA Analyst. Now, he’ll try his hand at officiating. On Monday afternoon,...
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In addition to being a great player while at Arizona, Richard Jefferson is one of the biggest personalities to have ever come through the men’s basketball program. This was evident during his college and NBA careers, as well as since his retirement as he’s moved to the broadcasting side of the game.
Richard Jefferson became somewhat of a journeyman toward the latter stages of his career, which is a shame. Those who saw him play with the New Jersey Nets in the early aughts knew a different player. Jefferson was one of the best slashers in the game. He had a knack for beating up the rim as a dunker but could still crush the long ball with a beautiful shot from beyond the arch.
And the Magic decided that was enough. The No. 1 pick is getting the rest of summer league off, after averaging 20 points, five rebounds and six assists in his two games in Las Vegas. The Magic made the decision so they could evaluate other players who are with them this summer and see who may merit a roster spot or G League opportunity.
LAS VEGAS, NV – Despite being away from the game for some time, former Wildcat Richard Jefferson took part in NBA action, this time as an NBA official. It has been four years since former Wildcat Richard Jefferson took part in any NBA action, and on Monday night, the 17-year NBA veteran and current Basketball Analyst finally returned to the court!
Former NBA forward Richard Jefferson has done just about everything when it comes to the game of basketball, playing on eight teams over his 17-year NBA career. He has been working with ESPN as an analyst since 2019. Now, he will experience yet another role in the game: Officiating. Jefferson...
Richard Jefferson served as a referee for one quarter of the Knicks’ Summer League game on Monday, and fans let him have it after a missed call.