23 Facts About Jason Richardson


Jason Anthoney Richardson was born on January 20,1981 and is an American former professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association.


Jason Richardson won the NBA Dunk Contest in both 2002 and 2003, becoming the second player, after Michael Jordan, to win the competition back-to-back.


Jason Richardson has played for the Charlotte Bobcats, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, and the Philadelphia 76ers.


Jason Richardson is often remembered for his proficiency in dunking and shooting.


Since 2021, Jason Richardson has been an active player for Tri-State of the BIG3.


Jason Richardson chose to play college basketball for Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo.


Jason Richardson played along future NBA players Zach Randolph and Charlie Bell as the Spartans advanced to the Final Four before losing to Arizona.


Jason Richardson was named Big Ten First Team that year.


Jason Richardson competed in the Rookie Challenge as a rookie in 2002 and a sophomore in 2003.


Jason Richardson's teams won both years, and he was awarded the Rookie Challenge MVP as a rookie.


Jason Richardson set the Warrior franchise record for three-pointers made in a game without missing in a home win against the Phoenix Suns.


Jason Richardson is especially known for his high-flying abilities and is widely regarded as one of the best dunkers in 2000s.


Jason Richardson won the NBA Slam Dunk Contests in 2002 and 2003, and competed in the 2004 contest, but lost to Fred Jones in the finals.


On June 28,2007, Jason Richardson was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats along with the draft rights to 36th pick Jermareo Davidson for the draft rights to eighth pick Brandan Wright.


Jason Richardson began to gain attention with the Bobcats when he led the team to a road win against the Boston Celtics after scoring 34 points.


Jason Richardson led the Bobcats to a franchise-record five consecutive game winning streak, including a home win against his former team, the Golden State Warriors.


Jason Richardson was able to get his points per game average back up to 21.8, lead the Bobcats in scoring, and lead the league in three-point field goals made.


On December 10,2008, Jason Richardson was traded along with Jared Dudley, and a 2010 second-round pick to the Phoenix Suns for Boris Diaw, Raja Bell and Sean Singletary.


On December 18,2010, Jason Richardson was traded to the Orlando Magic along with Hedo Turkoglu and Earl Clark for Vince Carter, Marcin Gortat, Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first-round draft pick and $3 million cash.


In December 2011, Jason Richardson agreed to a four-year, $25 million contract to remain in Orlando.


On February 18,2015, Jason Richardson was a full participant in practice for the first time in over two years after having not taken to the court in 762 days.


In that game, Jason Richardson recorded 19 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal.


However, less than a month later, Jason Richardson began experiencing pain in his right knee, and an MRI revealed bone spurs.