Originally written on Beyond The Buzzer  |  Last updated 10/14/14
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Following Nets coach Avery Johnson’s firing, Barkley said it’s time for Williams to “put up or shut up,” while O’Neal said he needs to “look in the mirror.” “He’s got the reputation of getting coaches fired,” Barkley said. “Whatever happened in Utah [head coach Jerry Sloan resigned], it happened. Whatever happened in Brooklyn, it happened. This is all on Deron Williams right now. It’s time to put up or shut up.”  “Sometimes before great players point fingers, they should look in the mirror,” O’Neal said. “This is the first time I’ve heard the guy with the ball at all times say that he doesn’t like the offense. My advice is for him to look in the mirror and see if he’s doing enough. At times, I think he’s trying to do too much. There are only 24 seconds on the shot clock and he spends 10-12 seconds dribbling between his legs. He needs to get everyone else involved and himself involved…He’s not really playing that well.” via Mike Mazzeo, ESPN
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