Not only did Richard Jefferson leave the lowly Bucks for the San Antonio Spurs, but he's now left his long-time girlfriend... just a day or two before they were to get married. But don't worry, he only spent two million dollars on the wedding.
The cold-footed forward’s decision to ditch onetime Net dancer Kesha Ni’Cole Nichols was so last-minute that some of his oblivious friends had already shown up last Saturday at the swank Mandarin Oriental in Columbus Circle for the $2 million wedding that never happened.So what do we think happened? Let's go through the options:
“He called about two hours before the wedding [to tell everyone that it was off]. It was nuts,” said one Jefferson pal. via uproxx.
(a) New teammate Tim Duncan threw Jefferson a crazy bachelor's party in the Virgin Islands, where Duncan was born. The party never made it back to the states in time for the wedding. Yes, the NBA's version of Hangover.
(b) Jefferson was woooo'd away by the Greek basketball club Olympiakos (or whatever they're called) for twice his NBA salary and forgot about everything in the U.S., including the Spurs and his fiance.
(c) Tony Parker and Eva Longoria showed up to the wedding in a vicious spousal argument that resulted in Parker getting arrested on domestic violence charges, thus scaring Jefferson out of his own wedding.
(d) Jefferson realized he was moving to a brand new city with a ton of brand new girls that he's never met as an NBA superstar and getting married the summer before this was to take place just didn't seem like the right decision.
(e) all of the above.