Could Richard Jefferson Keep Scoring Like the Iceman George Gervin?

November 4th, 2010 by Lake Cruise Leave a reply »
The three R’s for the San Antonio Spurs so far this season, they are: reading, ‘riting and Richard Jefferson.  If his performance against the Phoenix Suns is any indication, then the Spurs will be taking teams to school.

It’s a big if; the real three R’s are reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic.  Adding up points by sinking three straight threes and four in the fourth, R.J. was hotter than a Sun Devil.  To Arizona, where he played high school and college basketball, he went back home to rave reviews.

Jefferson, who is reportedly a Popovich favorite, had his University of Arizona jersey retired not too long ago.  Some of his favorite school administrators and friends, including Luke Walton, were a part of the festivities.

The Spurs may retire Jefferson’s jersey if he plays like this for the length of his contract. 

After four games, he averages 20.2 points, shoots 65 percent from the field and makes 53 percent of his three-pointers.  Coming into this season, he was shooting 35 percent in threes over the last two seasons.  A career 47 percent field goal shooter ...

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