Richard Jefferson isn’t your typical basketball player.
That’s an awfully common statement, one that you see all the time. Players have Twitter and Instagram accounts in today’s NBA, giving fans a glimpse into their personal lives. It makes unique players even more unique than we thought they were. For example, this summer Ekpe Udoh hosted a meeting for his own book club made up of fans he met on Twitter. That’s crazy, and Twitter made it happen.
But that’s not why Jefferson isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill kind of guy. He’s not on Twitter. He’s not on Instagram. He’s not on Facebook or Vine or any other social media platform. It doesn’t mean he’s boring, and it certainly doesn’t mean he’s old-fashioned — though, at 34 years old, he’s definitely a veteran in NBA years.