Richard Jefferson ends his 17-year NBA career

Richard Jefferson
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Richard Jefferson announced his retirement after 17 seasons in NBA. The 38-year-old small forward was drafted by the New Jersey Nets with the No. 13 overall pick in 2001.

He was selected to NBA All-Rookie Second Team. With the Nets he won back-to-back Eastern Conference Championships in 2002 and 2003. After seven seasons with the Nets, Jefferson was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 2008 summer.

Later on, he played in six different NBA teams. His last NBA stop was in the Denver Nuggets. Playing alongside LeBron James in 2015-2016 season, Jefferson won his lone championship.

During his NBA career the bronze medalist at the 2004 Summer Olympics was averaging 12.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, while shooting at 46.4 percent from the field.