July 15, 2009
Warning: This has virtually nothing to do with the NBA — it's off-the-court gossip. I only post it because I have to attend a friend's wedding this Friday, and, well, I sort of hope there's Black Amex credit card waiting for me when I stroll into the church. Here's a toaster! Now where's that plastic?
Richard Jefferson(notes), who was traded in June from the Bucks to the Spurs, got cold feet, dumped his stunning fiancée — onetime Nets dancer Kesha Ni'Cole Nichols — and pulled the proverbial plug on his $2 million Manhattan wedding on Saturday.
According to the New York Post, Jefferson's decision was so last-minute that some his guests still showed up.
"He called about two hours before the wedding. It was nuts," said one Jefferson pal.
He never showed up at the hotel, but "all his boys were there," the friend said. "He gave his best friend the Black Amex [credit card] for the night."
Jefferson's guests made good use of the credit card to party on their pal's dime.
I bet they did.
According to HoopsHype, Jefferson is set to make $14.2 million this season, and $15 million in 2011. I've done the math, and, yes, he could afford to throw a solid little wedding (or non-wedding party) every damn weekend. That's real love.