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Jefferson Once Again the Forgotten Man

Richard Jefferson knows about being snubbed. He wasn't invited to the 2001 NBA Draft but went ahead of a few who had been invited. He wasn't named to the NBA Rookie team at the all-Star break that year but finished as runner-up in rookie of the year balloting. He admits that those slights simply made him play better, gave him an edge. Yesterday, not only wasn't he named to the All-Star reserves; he barely got any recognition that he deserved to be there. Could get interesting.