In 2007-08, the Nets went 34-48 then traded Richard Jefferson to the Bucks for Yi Jianlian and Bobby Simmons that offseason. New Jersey went 34-48 the next year then 12-70 the following year.
Appearing on ESPN, Jefferson was telling the story of getting dealt when Damon Jones interrupted:
Guess what? The Nets got better.
Jefferson wasn’t having it:
Oh shut up, Damon Jones.
I do not accept the apology. Not from him.
I honestly can’t tell whether this is kayfabe. But it’s definitely great content.