Seven-time All-Star joe johnson has been making waves lately after an MVP-hauling, championship-winning debut campaign in the BIG3 league. So much so, that several NBA teams have reportedly been in contact with the 38-year-old for a potential return to the big league.

However, despite the impressive season Johnson just had, fellow NBA vet richard jefferson does not appear to be too hot on the prospect of Johnson making a comeback in the NBA. Jefferson explains his argument in NBA Radio’s SiriusXM.

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Richard Jefferson actually has a valid argument here, using his own personal experience as a means to belabor his point. Moreover, by pointing out how much money Johnson has made in his career in the NBA, Jefferson does appear to be making a proper case against people who might feel bad for Johnson should his bid for a return to the league ultimately result in failure.

Don’t get Jefferson wrong here, though. He is by no means saying that Johnson does not deserve another shot in the NBA. He is simply stating the reality of how difficult it is to remain relevant at the highest level — something that he himself has experienced first-hand.

Then again, it’s hard not to think that there may be the tiniest bit of sour graping from Jefferson here, with the former NBA champ more than willing to point out that he and Johnson are practically the same age. Perhaps Jefferson himself is sending out a come-get-me plea to any NBA team that might be listening?