Friday 19th April 2019,
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Richard Jefferson Retires After 17 Seasons

Richard Jefferson Retires After 17 Seasons


Richard Jefferson will go down as one of the better players in NBA history to have never appeared in an All-Star game. The athletic and gifted 20 point scorer turned into valued role player for the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers and now after 17 seasons he is retiring.

Jefferson announced his intention to retire on Instagram with an emotional post that included a tribute to his late father who recently passed away in a drive-by shooting.

Jefferson was drafted 13th by the Rockets in the 2001 NBA Draft before being traded to the Nets that same night. He had a six year stretch in his mid-20s where he averaged 19.7 points per game for the Nets and Bucks.

His shining moment was his role for the 2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers team that won an NBA title.

He also co-created the highly popular Road Trippin’ Podcast with Channing Frye and has always been very well respected among his peers.

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