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Richard Jefferson announces retirement after 15-year career

After the Cavaliers’ NBA Finals victory, veteran forward Richard Jefferson announced his retirement plans.
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After the Cavaliers’ NBA Finals victory, veteran forward Richard Jefferson announced his retirement plans.

“I am retiring. I am retiring,” Jefferson said, in an interview with Fox Sports Ohio. He said as much later in the Cavaliers’ postgame celebration, adding, “I need a cigar.”

Jefferson, a first-round pick of the Rockets, just finished his 15th season in the league. He started Game 3 of the Finals, playing 33 minutes in place of Kevin Love and played a big role in the team’s series victory.

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Jefferson, who turns 36 on Tuesday, began his career in New Jersey with the Nets, before spending time with the Bucks, Spurs, Warriors, Jazz and Mavericks. 

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