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 weâ€™re around each other and try to out-do one another. For some reason, he thinks heâ€™s better than me. He canâ€™t fathom that heâ€™s only the third best player from Arizona, and Iâ€™m No. 1. He just hates that Iâ€™m No. 1. He hates to see me on my own video game, he hates that Iâ€™m a three-time All-Star, he hates the fact that he only got a bronze medal â€¦ 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)