Big Al's humility and attitude is the real deal:
Jefferson ignored that advice and signed a five-year, $65 million deal just before the deadline on Wednesday night. In the era of "Show me the money!" and "bling bling," Jefferson's reason was stunningly humble.
"I didn't even think I was worth max [money] this year anyway," Jefferson said at a news conference Thursday. "I would've been a fool to go up there and ask for max, having not really proved myself for that. So the number I got was the number that was my goal from Day 1. And I think it was a win, win situation."