- Video: Andre Drummond Drains Acrobatic 3-Pointer in Scrimmage
- Cavs Rumors: Growing Belief That NBA Won’t Create 2nd Bubble for 8 Eliminated Teams
- Report: Cavs Were ‘Livid’ to Be Left Out of NBA Bubble
- Larry Nance Jr. Deems Anthony Davis ‘Monstar’ After Huge Game in NBA Bubble
- Larry Nance Jr. Shares Emotional Message About Why He Feels Lucky to Be on Cavs
- Dylan Windler Offers Incredibly Positive Update on Injury Recovery
- Tristan Thompson Gets Hyped While Explaining Why LeBron James Is the Best Player in the NBA
- Larry Nance Jr. Breaks Down Why He’s a ‘Huge Fan’ of LaMelo Ball
- Report: Cavs and Andre Drummond Exploring ‘Substantial Offer’ for Long-Term Extension
- Report: Cavs Have 1 Draft Prospect ‘Sitting Firmly Towards the Top’ of Their List
Richard Jefferson Says 2016 Cavs Were ‘Dysfunctional’
- Updated: August 3, 2019
"There's not many teams that were as dysfunctional as us that were able to accomplish what we did.
There was a level of dysfunction that the world will never truly understand."
— Basketball Forever (@Bballforeverfb) August 2, 2019
The quote was taken from a Fox Sports Ohio broadcast late last season.
Jefferson and Channing Frye had joined Cavs play-by-play announcer Fred McCleod to talk about Frye’s announcement that the 2018-19 campaign would be his final season in the league.
As the entertaining discussion between them was drawing to a close, McLeod asked Jefferson and Frye about their favorite memories from the historic 2015-16 season.
“There’s not many teams that were as dysfunctional as us that were able to accomplish what we did,” Jefferson replied. “There was a level of dysfunction that the world will never ever fully understand.”
Though Jefferson made these comments about the team months ago, they have become more relevant now after Griffin made waves when he looked back on his time with the Cavs.
Griffin said he felt “miserable” while building that 2016 championship team. His statements have taken over sports discussions of late especially since he also questioned James’ focus after winning a title for the city of Cleveland.
Former Cavs center Kendrick Perkins blasted Griffin in the wake of the controversy, telling the New Orleans Pelicans executive to aim his attacks toward Cavs majority owner Dan Gilbert rather than at James.
Needless to say, Griffin’s divisive words will likely continue to be a hot topic in the days to come.