Hey guys. I am a frequent visitor to this site and this is my first fan post. Just a brief background on myself as a Nets fan growing up I enjoyed attending games at Continental Airlines with my father. I loved watching Kerry Kittles, Keith Van Horn and even Marbury when he was here. I still follow the team and to this day that 2002 Eastern Conference Chamipion team is by far the most entertaining team I have ever watched. What I loved most about that team is the one superstar LEADING a bunch of role players to be champions.
Thus far in this young season Deron Williams has not lead this team and it is embarrassing as is this whole Dwight Howard fiasco. First off I completely understand this is a new situation for DWill. He has been a winner pretty much his entire career. I admit when I heard we acquired him I immediately had those championship years coming to mind knowing how good a pg Deron has been. Right now though there is no excuse for the way he is acting. He looks sluggish on the floor and has played really one complete game this season. Unless there is a set play for him to move without the ball he just stands on the permimeter watching whoever has the ball. Yesterday in the fourth quarter Randy Foye had a breakaway layup and DWill stopped hustling and let him get the points. That is not how a leader plays.
And now for another "leader" in this league, Mr. Dwight Howard. Yesterday he now added the Clippers to his trade list. I gess its because well they look pretty damn good with CP3 and Blake Griffin. What is to stop him from adding more teams to the list? You know Dwight Boston and Oklahoma City also are pretty solid teams add them on too. After that go ahead and add the Knicks and Heat. While he is watching other teams like the Nets he is neglecting his duties in Orlando. On First Take the other day Stephen A. proclaimed, "Watch out for Dwight Howard once he is happy." Meanwhile his Orlando team is off to a pretty good start yet that doesn't stop him from being selfish and a poor excuse of a leader. Hey Dwight look over in Los Angeles how Andrew Bynum has responded to these trade rumors.
Is this what the NBA has become? Superstars who are unhappy on their respected teams will cry and pout oh I want a bigger market or oh I hate losing. They should shut up and do their job. Lead the team you are on and play this game to the best of your ability. When I saw the Miami Heat assemble the big three I knew this would be bad for the NBA as now all of the spoiled little boys want to play with one another or else they will whine and pout. Thank you to both Deron Williams and Dwight Howard for this lost season of Nets basketball. Billy King build this team the right way. Hang onto the picks and lets see guys like Lopez and Brooks continue to develop. If Deron walks to form a super team then so be it. I really think he has the ability to do what Kidd did here but it is all up to him.