As part of its Players series, Sports Illustrated talked to Richard Jefferson about everything from how much he feels about Jason Kidd ("Without Jason I'm not close to being the player I am. I owe half my contract to him") to volleyball ("It's something I enjoy as much as playing basketball. It's a hustle game, and I don't mind getting dirty"). He also takes back some of the nasty things he said last year about Gerald Wallace of the Bobcats.
- First Person, Nets Forward Richard Jefferson - Chris Mannix - Sports Illustrated