From the early of life, the basketball professional who was able to gain fame in the field of American basketball Richard Jefferson is one of them. He is a retired American basketball player. Running after the ball in the field of the NBA, he made his name famous and achieved lots of success and awards. The dazzling career favored him to be a rich man. He has lots of fans; they are curious about his total career earnings. In this article, all of the information about his life is mentioned. Let’s take a dive.
Salary Accumulation Chart:
|Total Salary Earned From NBA:||$116 million|
|Endorsement Earnings:||$2.5 million|
|Average Yearly Season:||$5 million|
|Highest Paid Season (2009-10):||$14 million|
|Annual Salary From ESPN TV:||$2 million|
Richard Jefferson Net Worth
The net worth of this prominent player is $60 million. His dazzling career in the field of basketball favored him to be a rich man. Most of the wealth that he achieved is from earning from professional play in basketball.
Richard Jefferson’s School and College Education
Richard Jefferson came to the world on June 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, California. The full name is Richard Allen Jefferson. He is the son of his father, Richard Jefferson Sr., and his mother, Meekness Lecanto. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, with the care of his Christian missionary parents.
|Birth Of Date:||June 21, 1980|
|Place Of Birth:||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Full Name:||Richard Allen Jefferson|
|Birth:||June 21, 1980, in Los Angeles, USA|
|Father:||Richard Jefferson Sr.|
|College Education:||University of Arizona|
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Wife/Girlfriend:||Teresa Cija Lourenco|
|Debut Team:||Houston Rockets|
|Height:||6 ft 7 inches|
|Current Age:||42 years|
From school life, he began to play basketball. In his school life, he went to the Moon Valley High School in Phoenix, Arizona. He was the star of the school basketball. With his impressive performance, he led his school team to the winning of the 4A Arizona State Championship in1998.
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He also showed his Excellency in his college life. During his college career, he went to the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. At the time of studying in this college, he played for the Arizona Wildcats men’s basketball team. He spent his life here from 1998 to 2001. In 2001, he led his college team to the NCAA National Championship. For his impressive career, he was included in the Pac-12 Basketball Hall of Honor in 2012.
In his college career, he played a total 84-game career (77 starts), and he scored on average 11.2 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game.
Richard Jefferson Height & Age
Richard Jefferson is tall, up to 6 ft 7 inches, and his weight is 106 kg. The playing position in the field of basketball was the small forward.
During the play in the field of basketball, he wore the jersey of 24, 44, and 22. He is still alive, and his age is 42 years now.
Professional period of life
Richard Jefferson kept his first step to the professional arena of basketball in 2001 and ran after the ball till 2018. He spent a notable portion of his life after his basketball career.
In his professional life, he wore the jerseys of the New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Denver Nuggets. In the 2001 NBA draft, he was selected by the Houston Rockets in 13th overall for the 1st round.
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He played for the New Jersey Nets from 2001 to 2008. In the next season, he played for the Milwaukee Bucks. From 2009 to 2012, he was with the San Antonio Spurs. In the next season, he wore the boot on behalf of the Golden State Warriors. He wore the jersey of the Utah Jazz for one season in 2013-14. He also spent only one season with the Dallas Mavericks. For the two years, he ran after the field of basketball wearing the jersey of the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2015 to 2017. The last team of his professional life was the Denver Nuggets. He played for this team in 2017-18. Wearing the jersey of this team, he said ‘GoodBye’ to his basketball career.
In his entire NBA career, he scored 14904 points on average, 12.6 ppg, 4720 Rebounds on average, 4.0 RPG, 2412 Assists on average 2.0 APG.
After his retirement from basketball life, he engaged himself to the media personality. He is now a sports analyst for ESPN.
Richard Jefferson’s Career Stats;
|2001||New Jersey Nets||79||24.3||9.4||45.7||3.7||23.2||1.8||0.6||0.8|
|2002||New Jersey Nets||80||36.0||15.5||50.1||6.4||25.0||2.5||0.6||1.0|
|2003||New Jersey Nets||82||38.2||18.5||49.8||5.7||36.4||3.8||0.3||1.1|
|2004||New Jersey Nets||33||41.1||22.2||42.2||7.3||33.7||4.0||0.5||1.0|
|2005||New Jersey Nets||78||39.2||19.5||49.3||6.8||31.9||3.8||0.2||0.8|
|2006||New Jersey Nets||55||35.6||16.3||45.6||4.4||35.9||2.7||0.1||0.6|
|2007||New Jersey Nets||82||39.0||22.6||46.6||4.2||36.2||3.1||0.3||0.9|
|2009||San Antonio Spurs||81||31.1||12.3||46.7||4.4||31.6||2.0||0.5||0.6|
|2010||San Antonio Spurs||81||30.4||11.0||47.4||3.8||44.0||1.3||0.4||0.5|
|2011||San Antonio Spurs||41||28.5||9.2||41.4||3.5||42.1||1.3||0.3||0.6|
|2011||Golden State Warriors||22||26.4||9.0||42.0||3.5||41.8||1.5||0.3||0.5|
|2012||Golden State Warriors||56||10.1||3.1||45.6||1.5||31.1||0.6||0.1||0.2|
Richard Jefferson Championships & Awards
- In 2016, he was the glorious part of winning the NBA championship.
- In 2002, he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team along with Eddie Griffin.
- He became the 1998’s McDonald’s All-American.
- In 1998, he was named to the Fourth-team Parade All-American.
Is Richard Jefferson Married?
Richard Jefferson’s current wife is Teresa Cija Lourenco. In their conjugal life, they have two children. He also dated his girlfriend Jennie Finch, who is a professional softball player. She played for the University of Arizona. He also dated his ex-girlfriend Kesha Nichols.
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