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#pounditTuesday, February 20, 2024

Richard Jefferson One-Ups Gilbert Arenas

We learned in Gilbert’s latest blog entry that he has a healthy competition running with fellow Arizona Wildcat, Richard Jefferson. To recap:

Me and Richard, for some reason, always end up having a bragging session when we’re around each other and try to out-do one another. For some reason, he thinks he’s better than me. He can’t fathom that he’s only the third best player from Arizona, and I’m No. 1. He just hates that I’m No. 1. He hates to see me on my own video game, he hates that I’m a three-time All-Star, he hates the fact that he only got a bronze medal … all of that. He is bitter about it.

It seems as if Richard Jefferson heard what Gil said about him, and he responded. Boy did he ever. Jefferson out-did even Captain Limpwrist, donating what’s believed to be the largest amount of money by a player to a university.

But Jefferson became the No. 1 donor among former Wildcat players Friday, pledging $3.5 million toward the University of Arizona’s future basketball and volleyball practice facility. UA officials believe it is the largest donation ever from a former player to a school he played for, surpassing the $3 million that NBA star Carmelo Anthony gave Syracuse University last year.

Most likely, Jefferson will remind Arenas of his gift often. Jefferson’s donation will ensure his name is a part of the $20 million complex, which also includes a diving well and a renovated gymnastics facility. It is scheduled for completion in September 2008.

Gilbert, ball’s in your court, my man. What you got to say about that?

(photo courtesy David Sanders/Arizona Daily Star)


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