We want our athletes to be honest and not go by the book, right?
Well, veteran Richard Jefferson may have been a bit too honest here. The Utah Jazz hold the worst record in the Western Conference at (7-22) and Jefferson will become a free-agent in the summer.
“I wouldn’t say I’m unapologetic, but who doesn’t want to win a championship?” Jefferson said when asked Friday about his comments to former NBA player and analyst Kenny Smith.
“If I get an opportunity to play for a championship team, I’m going to go hunting for that,” Jefferson, who believes he has two or three years left as a player, told Smith. “I have no loyalty. I’m not one of those guys that played for the same team for 15 years like a Reggie Miller, who has to decide whether or not he’s going to do that. No. I’m a gun for hire.”
Most players will deflect the notion their “ring chasing”, but Jefferson is fully embracing it. More power to him.