Originally written November 20, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Deron Williams may have been more anxious than any other player or coach in the NBA during the whole Dwight Howard saga that took place last season. Williams wanted to play alongside a superstar, which is why he openly stated he was hoping Howard would come to the Brooklyn Nets and also why he strongly considered signing with the Dallas Mavericks. When all was said and done, he decided to re-sign with the Nets anyway. Instead of forcing his way to Brooklyn or waiting to become a free agent, Howard was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers. Rumor has it the move has strained the relationship between Howard and Williams, but Howard doesn’t seem to care. “It’s my life so if he’s upset because I made a decision for me, so be it,” Howard said according to the NY Daily News. “If he doesn’t want to be friends because I’m on another team, then so be it. There’s no need to smooth things over.” Williams and Howard used to meet up for dinner anytime they were in the same town, but Deron said he has...
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