Found October 10, 2012 on
The Other Paper:
Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams appears on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated and gets to show off his artistry with a basketball as well as a spray can of paint. Well, sort of.
When fans download the October 15 tablet issue of Sports Illustrated, they will see that the magazine's tablet cover is more than a static image. The enhanced video titled "Brooklyn Rising" comes alive.
Williams first appears on the cover against a white background, dribbling a basketball wearing the new Brooklyn Nets uniform. Then, with a little help from some animated spray paint graffiti, the background changes to colorful street art celebrating the borough's legends and famed landmarks before freezing on the final cover image.
Nothing says "Hello Brooklyn" like graffiti and the Brooklyn Bridge.
Here's a look:
Rick Telander's cover story is about Williams and the Nets starting a new era. The writer calls Brooklyn "the cradle of the city game."
Brooklynite Jay-Z may only own a small portion of the Nets, but his influence is all over the team.
BEST OF MAXIM
Deron Williams said on Monday that Mark Cuban missing their free agent meeting helped him choose the Nets over the Mavericks.
Williams was the top point guard on the market and considered the top free agent available. He was said to be considering signing with the Mavericks or remaining with the Nets. He ultimately chose to stay with the Nets, and he says now that Cuban missing their...
For a while it looked like Deron Williams could sign with the Mavericks this past offseason, but he wound up back with the Nets. Earlier this week, Deron explained that Mark Cuban’s absence from his free agent meeting with Dallas helped him choose to re-sign with Brooklyn. When asked about Williams’ comments, Cuban couldn’t resist responding with a little mind game.“I’m...
CUBAN NO-SHOW CRISIS
Deron Williams was down to signing with the Mavericks or the Nets this summer but the fact that Mark Cuban did not show up for his meeting with Dallas swayed the free agent.
Deron Williams considered signing with the Mavericks, but ultimately re-signed with the Nets.
Mark Cuban was too busy on the Los Angeles set of his TV show "Shark Tank" to come to a July meeting with then-free agent Deron Williams in New York, costing the Dallas Mavericks any chance of landing him, according to the Brooklyn Nets point guard.Williams had two teams in mind when he become a free agent this summer his hometown Mavericks and his previous team, the Nets...
Deron Williams grew impatient waiting for the Nets to acquire Dwight Howard.
There's a new contender in the Eastern Conference and it's the Nets, led by Deron Williams, who's now surrounded by quite a studly starting lineup.
“Show love is the Brooklyn way"
When anyone brings up the name Mark Cuban, one of the first things that is undoubtedly going to be said is something about the passion he has for his team, followed by how hands-on he is for an owner. Both of those attributes make this story even more surprising: Cuban missed the free agent meeting with Deron Williams, and it didn’t go unnoticed by the point guard.Would D-Will...
Deron Williams first said his reason for re-signing with the Brooklyn Nets was because GM Billy King convinced him that the franchise future was bright. Then Williams said he re-signed because the Nets traded for Joe Johnson. Now Williams says this week it was all about how Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban skipped the recruiting meeting with him to film the television show ...
One of the worst kept secrets in the Association last season, was that the Dallas Mavericks were going to make a full-court push to sign Free Agent point guard Deron Williams this past summer. That is the reason that the report from the “New York Times” earlier this week was so surprising; as Williams revealed that the Mavericks Team Owner Mark Cuban was not present when he met...
Believe it or not, the NBA's regular season is four weeks away. To get you ready, Crossover Chronicles will be profiling a team each day for the next few weeks. This week is the Northwest Division. Today is the Utah Jazz.
2011-12 Record: 36-30, lost first round
Key Losses: Devin Harris (traded to Atlanta), C.J. Miles (signed with Cleveland), Josh Howard (free agent)