Richard Jefferson Biography

Published on : 09 May, 2016

Facts of Richard Jefferson

Birth Name Richard Allen Jefferson
Famous Name Richard Jefferson
Nationality American
Ethnicity Black
Birth Place/City Los Angeles, California
Salary 1.499 million USD
Net Worth $50 million
Weight in KG 106 kg
Married Yes
Married to Teresa Lourenco
Children N/A
Divorce Yes
Date of Birth: 1980 June 21
Age: 36 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 6 Feet 7 Inch
Birth Sign:: gemini

Richard Jefferson is one of the brightest names in the world of basketball. He garnered his attention and stardom while playing for the New Jersey Nets. He played seven seasons with New Jersey Nets. Currently, he is one of the prominent players of Cleveland Cavaliers. He plays as a small forward for his team. He is passionate, determined and motivated towards his game. He often worked as a nightmare for his opponents. His birthplace was Los Angeles, California, United States and June 21, 1980 was his birth date. As he was born in America, so there is no any confusion about his nationality. He is an American and his ethnicity is a black. His parents are Richard Jefferson Sr. and Meekness LeCato. There is no any info about his siblings.

He attended Moon Valley High School for his early education. The school was located in west, Phoenix. He also played basketball throughout his school career. He also played basketball at the University of Arizona, under Hall of Fame Coach Lute Olson from 1998-2001. He played professionally and he averaged 11.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. He was also inducted into the Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor throughout the 2012 Pac-12 Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament. He turned professional after achieving his college basketball career and turned professional in 2001. He played seven seasons with New Jersey Nets. He was also the member of Men’s Olympic Basketball team in the 2004 Summer Olympics. After playing with New York Jets, he also played for Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks. On August 5, 2015, he signed a contract with Cleveland Cavaliers.

His personal life is not as successful as his career. He is not a married man now. However, he was a married man and he had celebrated his wedding with his ex wife Kesha Nicholas. The couple looked beautiful together. They often spotted by their fans at different places. However, unfortunately the lovely couples had to move through the process of divorce. It is not known why they got the divorce currently, they are not together. He is still in his marriageable age and he will definitely get a perfect pair to get settled with. A source revealed he is a single now. He is a cheerful and never been through the process of divorce. He is straight by his sexuality. He is not a gay at all. 

He is one of the remarkable names in the world of basketball. His stats are worth to watch for the youngsters. His match highlights can be seen on YouTube. He has a gigantic height of 6 feet and 7 inch and his weight is around 229 lbs. He is earning huge amount of salary. He has a net worth of $50 million. He also has inked tattoo on his body.

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