Richard Jefferson, the 17-year NBA veteran who collected a ring with the Cavaliers in 2016, has been part of the Brooklyn Nets broadcasts for a couple of seasons now. Sunday, as the Nets were taking on the cross-town Knicks, Jefferson said he knew it was time for him to retire when only the Knicks were offering him a contract.
Jefferson, who is also a former Nets player, wasn’t about end his loyalty to the Nets by playing for the Knicks.
The Knicks are just an unending source of comedy. Executives calling Impromptu press conferences to throw their coach under the bus for the bad team THEY put together. A total mess of a front office. A walking blow torch for an owner. Offseason plans for Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving turn into Julius Randle and Elfrid Payton.
The Knicks boast an intriguing young core that includes rookie R.J. Barrett, Mitchell Robinson, and Kevin Knox, but they currently sit at 4-12 on the season, and they’ve recently added to their troubles by more or less publicly putting coach David Fizdale on notice.
As usual, the Knicks are their own worst enemy in that regard. Only time will tell if they’ll be able to develop their young talent and climb their way back into respectability, or whether there’s simply more of the same in-store.
In the meantime, you just have to love the shade Jefferson just sent towards the Knicks. Just another reminders of what others around the league really think about the organization as a whole.