- Report: Cavs Rookie Darius Garland Lands Autograph Deal With Upper Deck
- Report: Teams Were Asking Cavs to Give Them Money for Trouble of Trading for Kevin Love
- J.B. Bickerstaff Says Cavs Will Give Kevin Porter Jr. Heavy Workload After All-Star Break
- Former Michigan Player Defends John Beilein, Destroys Cavs Players for Not Valuing Winning
- Kevin Love Explains Why John Beilein’s a ‘Real Man’ Despite His Departure
- Cavs Rumors: John Beilein Treated His Players Like ‘Dictator’
- Report: Cavs Reassigning John Beilein to Different Role Within Organization
- Report: Cavs May Try to Trade Andre Drummond This Summer
- Report: Cavs Players Began Blasting ‘Thuggish Ruggish Bone’ and ‘Thugz Mansion’ in Front of John Beilein
- Report: John Beilein Expected to Forfeit Nearly $20M to Leave Cavs Coaching Job
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.