Former Jazzman Richard Jefferson Trolls Nuggets Guard Jamal Murray
Mar 2, 2021, 3:28 PM | Updated: 3:35 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray was caught off guard by former Jazzman Richard Jefferson in a postgame interview last month.
After scoring 25 points in a Nuggets win over the Los Angeles Lakers on February 14, Murray put on a television headset to conduct a postgame interview but didn’t know who he would be talking with.
Jefferson, a 17-year NBA veteran and now a color analyst for the NBA asked Murray if he could hear him, to which Murray responded, “Yes sir, yes sir.”
It’s the smile at the end for me https://t.co/7pWMV220CZ
— Jamal Murray (@BeMore27) March 2, 2021
Instead of beginning the interview, Jefferson, a known joker in the NBA community reacted with a stern response to his former Nuggets teammate.
“Don’t you dare yes sir me ever again,” Jefferson responded.
A look of bewilderment overtook Murray’s face who appeared shocked to hear that reaction from a television broadcaster.
Murray, still unaware of who he was speaking to was perplexed about the interaction.
“Man who is this?” Murray asked. “What are you talking about?”
Jefferson, unwilling to break character warned Murray again not to call him sir.
“Just don’t ever let that happen again,” Jefferson said. “Do you understand me, sir?”
It’s been a pleasure watching this dude grow into one of the best PG’s in the game https://t.co/4ILQ4FoH13
— Richard Jefferson (@Rjeff24) March 2, 2021
At this point in the video, it appears Murray begins to piece together that he’s speaking to a familiar voice, and asks “Who the hell do you think you’re talking to?”
“I am talking to you young man,” Jefferson finishes as Murray bears an ear-to-ear grin on his face.
Jefferson and Murray spent 20 games together in Denver during the final year of the veteran’s career. The former Jazzman retired with career averages of 12.6 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists.
Jefferson spent one season with the Jazz in 2013 when he averaged 10.1 points and shot 40 percent from the three-point line.
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