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RJ: "Nets Are Like My Family"

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Richard Jefferson wouldn't trash the team that traded him, but talked about why it hurt so badly to leave: "It was more just about that feeling of rejection ... Those people are like my family there, and they always will be. I love New York; I love New Jersey." Jefferson said he understood why the team dealt him but predicted "I really don't think the Nets are going to be headed there (to the playoffs) for the next couple years".