Jazz Richard Jefferson Says He Isn’t Loyal, Will Go Ring Hunting


Richard Jefferson, Gordon Hayward

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.

Jefferson discussed his plans in free-agency:

“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.

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