LeBron, Irving, Garnett, Others Wear "I Can't Breathe" T-Shirts

If you don't like serious cultural issues "intruding" into the sports world, it's going to be another tough week for you. The Cavaliers are playing against the Nets in Brooklyn tonight, and the Barclays Center has become a hub of protest against police brutality, especially the killing by a NYPD cop of Staten Island… » 12/08/14 9:40pm 12/08/14 9:40pm

At The End Of The First Quarter Last Night, Deron Williams Had Made More Threes Than The Wizards Had Field Goals

A few mind-blowing stats from Deron Williams's record-setting shooting night, in which he hit nine threes in one half (the record) and 11 overall: At the end of the first quarter, he had hit 8/9 shots, and was 7/7 from downtown. The Wizards, at that point, were six of 24 from the field, and had missed all six of… » 3/09/13 9:30am 3/09/13 9:30am

The Brooklyn Nets Have Fired Head Coach Avery Johnson

As reported by Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, Avery Johnson is no longer the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets. The Nets, now with a 14-14 record, have been underwhelming during their first season in Brooklyn, and Johnson's firing comes on the heels of star point guard Deron Williams publicly complaining about the… » 12/27/12 1:50pm 12/27/12 1:50pm

Deron Williams Has His Own Personal Beat Writer [UPDATE]

Here's an odd story from today's Wall Street Journal, about a new member of the Brooklyn Nets corps of beat writers. Devon Jeffreys is a credentialed reporter like all of the rest, but he's really only at Nets games to cover one player: Deron Williams. And he's there to cover Deron Williams for a website that Deron… » 12/05/12 1:00pm 12/05/12 1:00pm

Mark Cuban Twists Deron Williams's Words To Make Williams Seem Unhappy With The Nets

On Monday, Deron Williams told reporters that he decided to stay with the Nets instead of signing with the Mavericks due to the absence of Mavs owner Mark Cuban (who was filming an episode of Shark Tank at the time) at the free-agency pitch. Today, Cuban fired back at Williams, but chose to call Williams out for what… » 10/09/12 5:30pm 10/09/12 5:30pm

Chris Broussard Tries To Explain His Shoddy, Inattentive Reporting

Chronically distracted ESPN reporter Chris Broussard didn't have the best day earlier this month when he bungled reporting on not one but two developments on the NBA free agent front. First, he became the basketball media community's resident Mr. Magoo, turning a blind eye to Deron Williams agreeing to an extension… » 7/27/12 9:30am 7/27/12 9:30am

This Photo Of Team USA Sleeping On An Airplane Is The Best Thing Today

Kevin Love surreptitiously snapped this and posted it to Instagram, as Team USA flew from Barcelona to London last night. From right to left, front to back, that's LeBron James, Chris Paul, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams, Anthony Davis, and even Mike Kryzyzewski, back in business class. » 7/26/12 3:25pm 7/26/12 3:25pm

Kevin Durant, James Harden, And Deron Williams Are On A Segway Tour Across Europe

Durant posted this picture of himself and a couple USA basketball teammates on Segways this morning with the caption, "Barcelona." The 1992 Dream Team partied with the locals 'til all hours; the 2012 version of USA Basketball Instagrams photos of themselves on Segways, wearing helmets. » 7/25/12 12:40pm 7/25/12 12:40pm

Deron Williams Will Re-Sign With The Brooklyn Nets For $100 Million

Happy Fourth of July, Nets fans! Looks like that Joe Johnson trade earlier today actually was the start of something good. Word just came down via Deron Williams' Twitter account that he's decided to re-up with the team. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports it's for five years and $100 million. Even if Dwight Howard… » 7/03/12 7:31pm 7/03/12 7:31pm

The Joe Johnson Trade Doesn't Yet Mean Anything For The Nets

The Nets have spent the last 48 hours either assembling a superteam that will contend immediately for a championship, or ruining their first half-decade in Brooklyn. Since last night, the team finalized a deal with the Atlanta Hawks to send just under a third of their roster south in order to acquire Joe Johnson, the… » 7/03/12 4:30pm 7/03/12 4:30pm

Nets Raise Their Offer To Deron Williams To A Birthday Party, Two Human Children

Deron Wiliams's wish list reportedly consists of just two teams: the Dallas Mavericks and the Brooklyn Nets. For a little extra-contractual love, the Nets drove a big old truck up to Williams's Soho home today, in honor of his 28th birthday. They also left a pair of children, but considering Williams's wife Amy is the… » 6/26/12 5:00pm 6/26/12 5:00pm

Brooklyn Holds No Allure For Deron Williams, Who Says He Won't Sign An Extension With The Nets

Williams's agent says he plans to opt out of his contract at the end of this season, but that it's just a question of economics. The new CBA limits any proposed Nets extension to two years and $39 million, and he'd rather test the market. Or, he really misses Turkey. » 12/01/11 1:50pm 12/01/11 1:50pm

Deron Williams's Turkish Club Retired His Jersey After 15 Games

Let it be known that no one shall ever be issued the number 8 jersey for Beşiktaş, in tribute to the weeks and weeks of service of one Deron Williams. Hailed as a conquering hero when he arrived this summer, the end of the NBA lockout forced Williams to bid farewell to his Turkish team. He remains the biggest name… » 11/29/11 3:50pm 11/29/11 3:50pm

Who Wins If Deron Williams Goes Overseas?

When the currently out-of-work Williams announced his deal with Istanbul club Beskitas, the instinctual reaction was to chalk it up as a labor victory for the players. I don't need you to get paid, he seemed to be saying to the owners. But as FIBA and the Nets and all of us had time to think about it, the narrative… » 7/14/11 12:30pm 7/14/11 12:30pm