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Nuggets’ Richard Jefferson says he will remember time with Cavs most

Richard Jefferson

Richard Jefferson has been around the NBA for a long time now. This season is his 17th in the league, and the Denver Nuggets are his ninth team in the pros, but the one he’ll cherish the most at the end of his notable career was his stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers, per Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe.

“I’ve been a part of some very, very close-knit teams,” he said. “Obviously toward the end of my career, pretty much at the end of it, [the Cavaliers were] the most recent [special time] and the time I remember most because it was toward the end.”

It’s easy to see why Jefferson loved his stay in Cleveland. For one, it’s with the Cavaliers where he won his first and likely his last NBA title of his career. That’s not to mention the manner Jefferson and the Cavaliers won it, coming back from a 3-1 NBA Finals series deficit to topple the Golden State Warriors and give Cleveland its first NBA championship crown last year.

In addition, Jefferson also became a fan favorite in Cleveland, thanks to his Road Trippin’ podcast with Channing Frye and Lil Kev, a pseudo mascot he created during the Cavs’ title run.

It was sad for Jefferson to part ways with the Cavs back in October, when he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks before signing a one-year deal with the Nuggets, but he’s clearly not harboring any ill feelings against the team he helped take home the Larry O’Brien Trophy.