Richard Jefferson Parents: Meet Meekness LeCato, Richard Jefferson Sr.
Richard Allen Jefferson Jr. born June 21, 1980, is an American former professional basketball player who is a sports analyst on ESPN. He played college basketball with the Arizona Wildcats.
Jefferson was born in Los Angeles and was raised in Phoenix. His parents were both Christian missionaries, and he moved around frequently growing up.
He attended Moon Valley High School in West Phoenix, where he was an integral part of the varsity basketball team that won the 4A State Championship in 1998.
Jefferson was drafted in the first round of the 2001 NBA draft with the 13th overall pick , and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team in his first season with the New Jersey Nets (now known as the Brooklyn Nets).
He won an NBA championship with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016. He was also a member of the United States national team that won a bronze medal in the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Jefferson dated dancer and cheerleader Kesha Ni’cole Nichols for five years. Jefferson and Nichols were engaged to be married on two occasions, but Jefferson broke off the engagement both times.
The couple was scheduled to be married on July 11, 2009 at the Mandarin Oriental; however, Jefferson called off the wedding the night before it was scheduled to occur.
Richard Jefferson mother: Who is Meekness LeCato?
Meekness LeCato used to be known as Wanda Marshall. She was a single mother with three young children living on welfare in Los Angeles.
Richard Jefferson’s father: Who is Richard Jefferson Sr.?
Richard Jefferson Sr., the father of longtime NBA veteran Richard Jefferson, was killed in a drive-by shooting in California on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.