According to the world’s foremost relationship expert (THE INTERNET), major career-changing events can wreak havoc on one’s personal relationships. According to the Holmes-Rahe Stress Scale, a “business readjustment” is the 15th most stressful life event a person undergoes, tied with sexual difficulties and gaining a new family member. Combine a couple of stressful life events at once, and a person might just crack under all that stress.
With that in mind, it’s understandable that newly-acquired San Antonio Spur Richard Jefferson might be going through a bit of stress at the moment. He’s got a new job in a new city and until last weekend was planning on adding a new family member, fiancee (and former New Jersey Nets dancer) Kesha Ni’Cole Nichols. We can’t speak to any sexual difficulties on the part of Mr. Jefferson, but the rest must have been too much stress for Jefferson to handle, because he abruptly cancelled Saturday’s $2 million NYC wedding at the last minute…without bothering to tell anyone, including his wedding guests. Oops.
(More photos of the jilted bride after the jump.)
Nichols called her friends and family when she got the bad news to inform them that the NBA star had bailed on her, but Jefferson apparently couldn’t be bothered. After many guests had already arrived and checked into their hotel for the weekend, they got the call.
Jefferson — who was traded in June to the San Antonio Spurs — dumped Nichols just before the weekend, according to sources. She immediately called her family and friends to say the ceremony was off. But Jefferson waited much longer, his friends told The Post.
“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.”
OK, well, if you’re going to treat your friends like crap, that’s not a bad way of saying sorry. In case you’re not a gazillionaire like us and you’re unhip to the lingo of the obscenely wealthy, the Black Amex is a virtually limitless credit card that can be used for just about any purchase on the planet. Presumably, it could also pay for things like, say, his friends’ unnecessary travel expenses. Or therapy, because that just ain’t right, Richard.