An NBA cheerleader by the name of Jen Rufo caused something of a stir this week when she shined a light on her stint working with the Brooklyn Nets.
Cheerleading across all of sports is a unique experience. There is often a huge spotlight on you, as made clear when a group of Clemson cheerleaders saw their wild photos leak out this past week. That said, the pay often doesn’t justify the increase in profile.
Apparently the job has other perks, though.
During a recent podcast appearance, Rufo revealed what some of those perks are.
Former Brooklyn Nets cheerleader reveals that she had sexual relations with “multiple” Nets players last season.
She wouldn’t specify names but said “they weren’t bench players”. 👀 pic.twitter.com/ZmMMzhJuNx
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“I was there for four years,” she said.
“Over the course of that, I did hook up with a couple of players because, you know, you’re in the same vicinity all the time. … If there is a spark, why not act on it?”
If they weren’t bench players, then that would imply that Rufo is talking about the Nets’ starting five.
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Who was in Brooklyn’s starting five back when Rufo was serving as a Nets cheerleader? Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Thaddeus Young, Brook Lopez and either Markel Brown or Bogdan Bogdanovic depending on who was healthy.
Kevin Garnett started 14 games for the Nets that season, too. That was right before he made the move to end his career where it began with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
It will be interesting to see if anyone opts to do a deeper dive into who exactly Rufo might have hooked up with. At the moment, everyone is a suspect.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.