WATCH: Summer League Referee Richard Jefferson Gives Us Plenty Of Golden Moments And He Says He Wants To Be Back In 2023

NBA Summer League referee Richard Jefferson

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The Las Vegas Summer League has given us plenty of wonderful moments. The debuts of Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith Jr., and Paolo Banchero have been the highlights. The much-anticipated battle between Paolo and Chet was done away with after the Orlando Magic shut down their No. 1 pick for the rest of the time in Sin City.

But, Monday night gave us something new. It was the NBA referring debut for Richard Jefferson. Jefferson put on the ref uniform inΒ the second quarter of the Portland Trail Blazers-New York Knicks game.

This quarter of basketball seemed to last for an eternity, and Jefferson gave everybody plenty of hilarious moments.

His first call was overturned by himself after he consulted with another referee.

The moments kept coming, and he seemed to be having a terrific time on the court.

But, one fan didn’t love it and Jefferson now has a heckler!

Jefferson even admitted it was fun while discussing with the other refs.

Jefferson even forgot to signal a made basket β€” although everybody knew it was good.

The fans loved it and gave Jefferson an ovation every time he bounced the ball to the free-throw shooter.

Who says Summer League isn’t a fun time? Jefferson also said he wants to do this again in the future.

So, the 2023 Las Vegas Summer League might see another appearance from Jefferson. Oh, and here’s his statline.

See you next year, Richard Jefferson!