Richard Jefferson Is Unfriending LeBron To Avoid Any More Free Agency Questions

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We imagine there are a lot of nice perks that go along with being in LeBron James’ inner circle. You probably get the royal treatment everywhere you go, e.g. the best tables at the most exclusive restaurants, tons of free stuff, and just the general adoration of the public at large.

But in the case of former teammate Richard Jefferson, who has his own semi-ubiquitous media presence, the burden of fielding nonstop questions about LeBron’s pending free agency decision as if he were some sort of expert on the King’s thinking process has started to weigh heavily on him.

So Jefferson has been forced to take drastic measures, which apparently means (jokingly) ending his relationship with his long-time buddy once and for all. Here’s the hilarious message Jefferson tweeted from his Road Trippin account.

Jefferson is clearly reaping what he’s sown by having one of the best and most entertaining hoops podcasts around over the past few years with some of the league’s biggest stars. The 38-year-old forward spent two seasons with LeBron and the Cavs and was a member of the 2016 squad that overcome a 3-1 deficit in the Finals to bring Cleveland its first pro sports championship in more than 50 years.