Richard Jefferson

Richard Jefferson is a retired professional basketball player who is currently an analyst at ESPN. During his college days, he played for the Arizona Wildcats and was drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft in 2001. He has also played for the US national team, and he was a member of the team when they won bronze in 2004.

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Biography and Early Life

His official names are Richard Allen Jefferson, born on 21 June 1980 in Los Angeles, California. His parents are Richard Jefferson Sr. and Meekness LeCato who were both Christian missionaries. He grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, and also attained his education from there.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Richard Jefferson in 2021, and what is his height and weight? Well, Richard Jefferson’s age is 41 years old as of today’s date 29th July 2021 having been born on 21 June 1980. Though, he is 6′ 5″ in feet and inches and 201 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 233 lbs in Pound and 106 kg in Kilograms.


When he attained school-going age, his parents enrolled him at a local school, and later he went to Moon Valley High School. At school, he was a member of the basketball team and his contribution was noticeable in 1098 during their 4A State Championship win. Upon the completion of his studies, he got a basketball scholarship to the Arizona University.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Richard is a married man and a father to one child. He is married to Teresa Lourenco, and together they have a son. Teresa is a model and even though there is no accurate information of when their wedding took place, the two are always together and they seem happy. Teresa has two children from her previous marriage.

Before the marriage, Richard was in relationships with different women whom included Jennie Finch. The two were at the university together, and she is a professional softball player. Before her, Richard was engaged to Kesha Nichols. The two had planned to tie the knot, but Richard canceled it just hours before.

Is Richard Jefferson Gay?

The sexual orientation of the former basket-baller is straight and e is not gay. He has been involved with several women in the past and currently, he is married to Teresa, and they share a son together. There have never been any rumors of him being gay over the years as he has always been straight.

Professional Career

The professional career of Richard started at the New Jersey Nets in 2001. He started off as a substitute small forward and later on he became a starter. He portrayed outstanding performances over the years, and he became one of the most valued players in the team. This followed the extension of his contract in August 2004 which was worth $78 million.

Although he planned to play for the New Jersey Nets until his retirement, this was not to be as he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2008. He did not last long with the team and in 2009 he was traded to San Antonio some time with the team he opted out of the contract but later re-signed with them.

The following years he found himself being traded into different teams like Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, and in 2015 he was signed with Cleveland Cavaliers. His contribution to the team’s performances was highly recommendable. In 2017, he was signed to Denver Nuggets and after just one year he announced his retirement from professional basketball.

Immediately after announcing his retirement, he joined YES Network as the studio analyst for Net’s games. He is also employed by ESPN and Pac-12 Networks as their basketball analyst. In July 2019, Richard announced that he is ending his retirement and getting back to professional basketball. His fans are still waiting for his comeback because as of 2021 it hasn’t happened yet


Some of the highlights in the career of Richard which lasted for 18 years include a Fourth-team Parade All-American Award in 1998, NBA All-Rookie Second Team Award, and an NBA Championship in 2016 when he was playing for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Richard Jefferson in ’2021’

From 2001 to 2018 Richard was a professional basketball player who played for different big teams in the United States. He also played for the national team during the Olympics. As of 2021, the player has accumulated a net worth of $60 million. A big percentage of this wealth has come from his career in basketball. He is currently a basketball analyst at ESPN where he gets a very lucrative salary.

Jefferson started playing basketball right from high school, and he never looked back. He got a scholarship to Arizona University where he went ahead to have a successful college career. He became a professional in 2001, and he played for various big teams and was among the best. Although he is retired, basketball is still in his blood as he now works as a basketball analyst for ESPN.


Facts of Richard Allen Jefferson

  • Gender Male
  • full nameRichard Allen Jefferson
  • birthplaceLos Angeles, California
  • Date of Birth June 21, 1980
  • Age 43 years 11 months
  • Horoscope Cancer
  • Lucky Number 9
  • Lucky Stone Moonstone
  • Lucky Color Silver
  • Best Match for Marriage Taurus, Pisces, Scorpio
  • nationalityAmerican
  • religionChristian
  • net worth$60 million
  • professionRetired professional basketball player, basketball analyst
  • weightIn Kilograms – 106 Kg, In Pounds – 233 lbs.
  • heightIn Centimetres – 201 cm, In Feet and Inches – 6′ 5″
  • hair colorBlack
  • eye colorBlack
  • high schoolMoon Valley High School

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