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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.
PHOENIX, AZ
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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.
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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...
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Richard Jefferson became an NBA ref for a night and got booed mercilessly

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.
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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.
PORTLAND, OR
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Richard Jefferson Makes Debut As NBA Referee During Summer League Game

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.
NEW YORK CITY, NY
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Former high-flyer Richard Jefferson to referee NBA Summer League action

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.
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Former Wildcat Richard Jefferson officiates in Summer League game

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!
LAS VEGAS, NV
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NBA world reacts to Richard Jefferson news

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...
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