“I didn’t ask to be here. I got traded, I didn’t come here being a free agent. This is the first time that I’m a free agent in my career.”
Derron Williams is the perfect stereotype of a professional athlete. When the team is doing bad, the star player on the team immediately blames the others around him. If he is a “star” of a player as many think he is, including himself. He wouldn’t need to tell management, without actually saying it, get me Dwight Howard or I am leaving.
Williams said that he probably would’ve stayed with the Nets if they acquired Dwight Howard.
“Oh yeah, it defiantly would have changed things. I’ve already made it known that if he would have come I probably would’ve stayed.”
I can’t begin on how much this angers me as a sports fan. If I was a Nets fan, I would not want this guy on my team. Sure he gives the fans the attraction to come and buy ticket, but he is not a team player and is not loyal to the team.
A so-called leader and “star” player doesn’t start lobbying for the team to go and trade for another player mid-season. If this player is as good as everyone says he is, he would have the ability to lead the team on his own and make the other players around him better. It’s not like the Nets have no one around him, they have a top 5 center in Brook Lopez and a great forward in Gerald Wallace along with, up and coming rookie MarShon Brooks.
Deron go to Dallas, where you want to go, play along another super star. Go and play assistant to Dirk Nowitzki and take the easy way out like LeBron did. It once again shows that a star is not a star if he needs help from someone else in order to achieve an NBA title. The 99′ 03′ 05′ 07′ Spurs and the 04′ Pistons showed you don’t need multiple stars to win in the league. But I guess some of these current NBA “stars” now need help in order to succeed.
UPDATE: D-Will eventually decided to stay with the Nets. This was only after they got Joe Johnson though.
My post still stands true!