Richard Jefferson roasts Kendrick Perkins with hilarious line
Richard Jefferson is a man unafraid to throw some playful jabs or make jokes. In fact, many view him as one of the funniest NBA analysts out there. And on Friday night during the NBA All-Star Weekend celebrity game, he topped himself with a zinger aimed at Kendrick Perkins.
Asked about the last time he played in a game, Jefferson said it was the day he retired. When Perkins was asked the same question, Jefferson stepped in and answered for him. Hilarity ensued.
Richard Jefferson said he hasn't played basketball since he retired…. please listen to what he said about Kendrick Perkins 😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ZLwEqcCBtQ
— Drew (@ifiwasperfect) February 19, 2022
“First of all, I wouldn’t be playing (in these games),” Perkins said.
“Wait, so RJ says he hasn’t played since he retired. When was the last time you played?” Cassidy Hubbarth asked Perkins.
“About two years before he retired,” Jefferson quipped.
The trio immediately broke out into laugher with no one laughing harder than Perkins himself. And perhaps the element of truth is what made the exchange all the more amusing.
Perkins appeared in just 55 games over his final three seasons in the NBA, which was split due to a stop in the G League. He averaged just 2.5 points per game over that span. His minutes per contest were also down considerably, hovering around the 14.5 range.
It’s not the first time Jefferson and Perkins have had a memorable exchange, either. The duo made headlines when they laughed at the Los Angeles Lakers for their trade deadline failure, while several other playful haymakers have been exchanged in recent years.