"Even though they had a bunch of great teams for a bunch of years, they haven’t won a championship since the 1970s," Jefferson, who spent the first seven seasons of his career playing across the Hudson in New Jersey, said Sunday. "This is not a Boston Celtics team or like the Lakers franchise. What year was the last time they won a championship? 1973?
"So to say basketball is back in New York, what does that even mean?"