Richard Jefferson, who was traded in June from the Bucks to the Spurs, got cold feet, dumped his stunning fiancé — onetime Nets dancer Kesha Ni'Cole Nichols — and pulled the proverbial plug on his $2 million Manhattan wedding on Saturday.
According to the New York Post, Jefferson's decision was so last-minute that some his guests still showed up.
"He called about two hours before the wedding. It was nuts," said one Jefferson pal.
He never showed up at the hotel, but "all his boys were there," the friend said. "He gave his best friend the Black Amex [credit card] for the night."
Jefferson's guests made good use of the credit card to party on their pal's dime.
I bet they did.
According to HoopsHype, Jefferson is set to make $14.2 million this season, and $15 million in 2011. I've done the math, and, yes, he could afford to throw a solid little wedding (or non-wedding party) every damn weekend. That's real love.
SMDH! Mr. Jefferson has pretty arm pieces everywhere real nervous right now.
Update from Necole Bitchie:
According to our source, Richard and Kesha Nichols were in Los Angeles for the wedding of Orlando Magic player Brian Cook, a week before their wedding, when everything came undone. The day after the wedding, Richard and Kesha were headed to NYC for their wedding week, or so she thought. Richard told his fiance he was going to spend a couple of days with his buddies, then meet her in NYC. Instead, he hopped on a plane and went to Paris with two friends and Luke Walton of the Lakers, his former teammate at University of Arizona.
At some point while over the Atlantic on his way to Europe, Richard sent an email telling Kesha the wedding was off. So the jilted bride was forced to break the news to most of the guests, including some of Richard’s own friends who he did not inform. All of this just three days before the wedding. Kesha vented on her Twitter account, but her account has since been closed.
According to our source, Richard has tried to email and call Kesha but she is headed on ‘their’ honeymoon alone and wants NOTHING to do with him.