Richard Jefferson is an American professional basketball player who is currently a free agent. He played college basketball for the University of Arizona. Jefferson was drafted in the first round of the 2001 NBA draft with the 13th overall pick, and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in his first season with the New Jersey Nets. He won a bronze medal with the U.S. national team at the 2004 Summer Olympics and won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. Born Richard Allen Jefferson on June 21, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, to Christian missionaries parents Meekness LeCato and Richard Jefferson, Sr., he grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Moon Valley High School in Phoenix, AZ where he was a member of the varsity team which won the 4A State trophy in 1998. He is married to Teresa Lourenco. He was previously in a relationship with American model Kesha Nichols from 2006 to 2009.
Richard Jefferson Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 21 June 1980
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Birth Name: Richard Allen Jefferson
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Occupation: Professional Basketball Player
Hair Color: Bald
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Richard Jefferson Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 234 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 106 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 7″
Height in Meters: 2.01 m
Body Build/Type: Athletic
Chest: 46.5 in (118 cm)
Waist: 37 in (94 cm)
Biceps: 16.5 in (42 cm)
Shoe Size: Unknown
Richard Jefferson Family Details:
Father: Richard Jefferson, Sr.
Mother: Meekness LeCato
Spouse/Wife: Teresa Lourenco
Siblings: He has two older brothers.
Richard Jefferson Education:
Moon Valley High School
The University of Arizona
New Jersey Nets (2001–2008)
Milwaukee Bucks (2008–2009)
San Antonio Spurs (2009–2012)
Golden State Warriors (2012–2013)
Utah Jazz (2013–2014)
Dallas Mavericks (2014–2015)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2015–2017)
Denver Nuggets (2017–2018)
Richard Jefferson Facts:
*He was born on June 21, 1980 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
*His parents were Christian missionaries.
*He was a member of the United States national team that competed at the 2004 Summer Olympics.
*He was part of the Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor in 2012.
*In 2015, he began playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
*In 2016, he won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
*In October 2018, he announced his retirement from professional basketball but in July 2019, he announced he was ending his retirement.
*Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.