Richard Jefferson- Wiki, Age, Ethnicity, Girlfriend, Height, Net Worth, Career

Richard Jefferson

Richard Jefferson is a retired American professional basketball player. Furthermore, Richard Jefferson played 17 NBA seasons and won the 2016 NBA championship with the Cavaliers.

Quick Facts

Full Name: Richard Jefferson
Born Date: 21 Jun 1980
Age: 42 years
Horoscope: Cancer
Lucky Number: 9
Lucky Stone: Moonstone
Lucky Color: Silver
Best Match for Marriage: Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
Gender: Male
Profession: analyst, former basketball player ,
Country: America
Height: 6 feet 8 inches (2.03m)
Marital Status: single
Break Up Kesha Ni’cole Nichols, Teresa Lourenco,
Net Worth $50 million
Eye Color dark brown
Hair Color bald
Birth Place California, Los Angeles,
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
Religion Christian
Education University of Arizona
Father Richard Allen Jefferson Senior
Mother Meekness LeCato

Richard Jefferson Biography

Richard Allen Jefferson Jr. better known as Richard Jefferson, was born on June 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. He is 42 years old and a citizen of the United States as of now. Furthermore, he is of African-American descent and is born under the sign of Cancer. He is a devout Christian.

He is also the son of Richard Allen Jefferson Senior (father) and Meekness LeCato (mother) (mother). He grew up in a typical family as a single child. His parents also raised him as a devout Christian and forced him to join a Christian religious organization. Because they were such devoted members of this group, his parents used to move around a lot.

Richard Jefferson Education And Early Career

In terms of academic credentials, he attended several schools. In addition, he graduated from Moon Valley High School. He began playing basketball at a young age and helped his high school team win a state championship in his senior year.

The University of Arizona offered him a scholarship because of his skill and ability, which he accepted. He was also a key player on the university’s men’s basketball team for three years. He started 77 of 84 college games and performed admirably in each of them.

Richard Jefferson Height And Weight

Richard Jefferson has an athletic body type with dark brown eyes. Moreover, he stands 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 106 kg. But, there is no more detailed information regarding Richard’s other body measurements.

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Richard dropped out of college to enter the 2001 NBA draft. In addition, the New Jersey Net selected him with the 13th overall pick in the first round. He didn’t get much playing time as a rookie. This quickly changed in his second season, when his well-crafted offensive game caused him to rain fire. He transformed into a bucket machine season after season. Despite this, the Nets were a highly dysfunctional organization. Despite making the playoffs, the Nets were always knocked out in the first round.

As a result, after seven seasons, the Nets decided to trade him to the Bucks. This was a very unusual trade considering he had just come off a career-high point average of 22.6 points per game. He was not a good fit for the Bucks. That’s why he was allowed to leave in free agency. He joined the Spurs and was helping the team’s success.

Nonetheless, that did not work out after three years. As a result, he spent one season each with the Warriors, Jazz, and Mavericks. After moving around from team to team, the player found a home with the Cavaliers. During this period, he developed a strong brotherly bond with LeBron, which is still visible in the media.

In addition, in his first season with the Cavs, he earned his first NBA title. The Cavs extended his contract by one year due to his outstanding contribution to the team’s championship victory. This could have been his turning point, but it was clear that his age was a problem. As a result, he was moved to the Denver Nuggets for his final NBA season. Where he played the 2017-18 season and he announced his retirement on 13 October 2018.

After his retirement, he joined Yes Network and started his broadcasting career. He became the Nets’ game and studio analyst on the YES Network. In addition, the former basketball player has served as an analyst for FS1, ESPN, and the Pac-12 Network.

Richard Jefferson Net Worth And Awards

As a former basketball player, he has received several awards and honors. In 1998, he was named to the Fourth-team Parade All-American and in the same year, he was McDonald’s All-American. At the 2003 FIBA Americas Championship in San Juan, he was a part of the USA Team and won a gold medalist. He won the bronze medalist with his team at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. He won the 2016 NBA Champion with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

As an analyst and former basketball player, he has earned a huge sum. Talking about his net worth, his net worth is estimated at around $50 million as of May 2023. Moreover, he has not disclosed his income and salary in public yet.

Richard Jefferson Girlfriend, Dating

Richard Jefferson is unmarried and single. But in past, he was in relation with Kesha Nicole Nichols for five years. Kesha is a dancer and cheerleader. The couple was engaged to be married on two different occasions, but Richard broke off the engagement both times. The couple was supposed to marry on July 11, 2009, at the Mandarin Oriental; however, Richard called off the wedding the night before.