Richard Jefferson on Why GSW Have All The Pressure To Win: ‘They Signed KD. We Signed Deron Williams & Kyle Korver’
Richard Jefferson is not what he used to be back in New Jersey. These days, he’s providing more entertainment with what he says off the court, rather than what he does on it.
When in the midst of trying to explain why there is absolutely no pressure on the Cavaliers to win next game, he took a subtle shot at two of his teammates.
“It’s not on us. Where’s the pressure on us? They had a 73-win team and they added a former MVP [Kevin Durant],” Jefferson told reporters Sunday. “We added Kyle Korver and Deron Williams. They added an MVP to a 73-win team after being up 3-1 and then KD was up 3-1. The pressure is all on them.
“We’re the defending champs. We believe that we have enough here to win a championship. We haven’t played great thus far, but there’s no pressure on us. There never has. It’s been about them proving that last year was a fluke, KD validating the move here, which it’s been validated. We feel very comfortable.”
Pressure busts pipes or makes diamonds. We’ll see on Monday night at Oracle Arena.