Richard Jefferson Talks About His Fight With Kenyon Martin


During an interview with Slam Magazine’s Max Resetar, Richard Jefferson recalls a fight that he had with his former teammate Kenyon Martin.  The fight occurred back in 2001, during Jefferson’s rookie season.

As Jefferson told Resetar:

Towards the end of the game, me and Bonzi Wells are kinda getting into it. Kenyon’s at the bottom of the free throw line and the referee tells Kenyon, “Tell your rookie to be quiet because I don’t wanna have to give him a technical this late into the game.” Kenyon tells me, “Hey Richard, be quiet.” Bonzi Wells goes, “Yeah! Listen to Kenyon and shut up.” I just lose it. I’m like, “F, Bonzi! And F, you too, Kenyon!”

I go and sit down, I’m mad, pissed off. I’m sitting down and Kenyon comes in the locker room pissed off. I stand up and he pushes me down in my seat. We have a full-on fistfight. The only thing that saved me is Aaron Williams, and you remember how big he was, grabbed him from the back to try and calm him down. My last swing hits Aaron Williams in his lip and busts his lip open. At that point in time, I realize what is going on. I have no problem fighting Kenyon. Aaron? I don’t want any piece of.

One question that we all want to know is, who won that fight?  Either way it’s always great hearing stories from the NBA veterans.  Now Jefferson will be the guy getting on rookies.  Watch out Kay Felder.

About Aaron Davis

Aaron is a staff writer and the Co-Founder of NBALEAD. He has been following the NBA for over 15 years. Graduated from Purdue University.

Recommended for you

Powered by themekiller.com