Hey guys! More often than not I'm reading some comments on this site talking about Deron Williams' relationship with last year Mavericks' roster and the fact that it would be a sign of his willingness to bolt this summer and go south.
I would like to bring something up on the subject.
I was in Dallas and Miami last June, covering the Finals for a French basketball website.
First of all I can tell you that Deron attended only one game: the 5th. And contrary to what I've read here, he was NEVER EVER in the Mavs' locker room in Miami after game 6. He was not even in Miami that night.
I had the chance after this game 5 to be inside mavs locker room. Deron discussed with only two guys: Deshawn Stevenson and Jason Terry. Then he went out of the locker room and met Dirk and Jason Kidd who were very surprised to see him there. I remember hearing Dirk saying "What the ¨**** are you doing here".
Then, as a Nets fan, I accomplished "a dream", as I went up in the AAC in the same lift as Deron: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieQ-hZV53QI
I had also the chance to discuss quickly with him when we went out. He told me he had come because one of his friend had good tix and that he was in the Dallas area at this moment. He also talked briefly about the Nets. I remember him talking about our "bright future".
So maybe it does not bring anything to the debate but I really had to correct what false informations some people were spreading around. Deron in Dallas for the finals= no link to free agency whatsoever.