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Jefferson: There would've been fights in 90s for Steph's champagne comments

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Richard Jefferson still hasn't forgotten about Steph Curry's infamous champagne comments from a year ago.

While he clarified that he wasn't still upset about the remark, the Cavaliers forward said that Curry would've had to deal with more serious repercussions had he played in a different era.

"In his dad's era, if his dad would've said 'I hope that another team's locker room smells like champagne,' in the era of Charles Oakley and Anthony Mason, there would've been fights," Jefferson said on the Road Trippin' Podcast.

While Curry's comments likely didn't sit well with the Cavaliers, he isn't the only one to ignite the rivalry, as LeBron James ended up upsetting several Warriors with some of his Halloween decorations from last year.

"This is going on in both sides," Jefferson said. "This is not just Cleveland getting on them. It's just playful banter that's going back and forth."

Having played with Curry for a season-and-a-half, Jefferson says he has tremendous respect for the two-time MVP, but added that he isn't afraid to play physically against him if that's what it takes to win.

"I have no disrespect for Steph," Jefferson said. "I played with the guy, love the guy, I wish him the best. Unless they're playing against us. Then after that, it'll be a flagrant foul."

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