November 24, 2012 |
They've been the younger cousin with the bad haircut, wearing slightly out-of-fashion clothes, and for years, the target of endless jokes. At best, they might get a condescending tap on the head. Even worse, ignored. This could easily describe what the Clippers have been dealing with for decades in Los Angeles, trying to gain traction in a town obsessed with the soap-opera twists and turns of the storied Lakers. But the scenario also could describe the New York area. The Nets moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn, neatly repackaged and rebranded, aiming for relevance in the vast shadow of an iconic franchise, the Knicks.
July 3, 2012 |
Deron Williams is staying with the Nets. The All-Star point guard said on his Twitter page Tuesday night that he "made a very tough decision today" and posted a picture of the new team logo that accompanies the Nets' move from New Jersey to Brooklyn. A person with knowledge of the decision said Williams told the team he was accepting their five-year contract worth $98 million. Williams, the top free agent available, chose to stay with the Nets over signing with his hometown team, the Dallas Mavericks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2003 |
City Council candidate Deron Williams, a top aide to Councilman Nate Holden, pleaded guilty to felony cocaine possession in Ontario in 1988 and spent 90 days in a rehabilitation center, he acknowledged Thursday. Williams, who was 20 at the time, spent three years on probation, according to court and probation documents. Shortly after the conviction, he began working for Holden when the councilman encountered him in a drugstore parking lot and offered him a job.
December 8, 2009
at Utah 104, San Antonio 101: Deron Williams recovered after missing his first six shots and scored 17 points, including a go-ahead jump shot with 22 seconds left. at New York 93, Portland 84: Larry Hughes scored 21 points, David Lee had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and the Knicks won a season-high third consecutive game. at Oklahoma City 104, Golden State 88: Kevin Durant scored 28 points and rookie James Harden scored a career-high 26 to lead the Thunder. -- associated press
March 22, 2010
at Utah 110, Boston 97: Deron Williams had 22 points and 11 assists, and all five Jazz starters scored in double figures in a victory that ended the Celtics' winning streak at four games. San Antonio 99, at Oklahoma City 96: George Hill scored a career-high 27 points, and the Spurs overcame Kevin Durant's 45 to tie the Thunder for sixth in the West. at Milwaukee 98, Atlanta 95: John Salmons had 32 points for the Bucks, including the tiebreaking free throws with 21.8 seconds left.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2003 |
During his 1988 arrest for cocaine possession, City Council candidate Deron Williams was caught at the Ontario International Airport with plastic bags filled with drugs stuffed in his underwear as he and two acquaintances attempted to catch a flight to New Orleans, according to newly obtained court records. A police report of the incident disputes the description of the event Williams gave Thursday, when he said in an interview that he was holding a package for some friends when he was arrested.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 2003 |
San Bernardino County officials said Wednesday that Los Angeles City Council candidate Deron Williams served 117 days in County Jail after his 1988 cocaine conviction. Williams has characterized his sentence as 90 days in a rehabilitation center, but Wednesday he acknowledged that it was "a form of jail." "I went to the Glen Helen Rehabilitation Center," said Williams, who is the top aide to Councilman Nate Holden. "I did my time.... It was a horrible experience."
February 2, 2010
Deron Williams had 18 points and 15 assists, and the Utah Jazz increased its longest winning streak this season to six games by beating the Dallas Mavericks, 104-92, Monday night. Paul Millsap scored 25 points for Utah, which held Dallas scoreless for more than three minutes during an 11-2 run that put the Jazz in control in the fourth quarter. Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points but had only two in the fourth quarter for the Mavericks, who have lost three in a row for the first time this season.
April 19, 2010
DENVER — With Utah running out of big bodies, Deron Williams carried an even bigger load in leading the Jazz to a 114-111 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday in Game 2 of their Western Conference playoffs. Williams had 33 points and 14 assists and Carlos Boozer added 20 points and 14 rebounds as the injury-riddled Jazz tied the series at a win each. Chauncey Billups' three-point attempt from the top of the key in the closing seconds hit off the back iron. Williams and Kyle Korver made two free throws each in the final 11 seconds to hold off the Nuggets.
June 19, 2012 |
With the stroke of a pen Tuesday, the Lakers went from having a point guard of the future to almost no point guards. Ramon Sessions will not exercise a player option to stay with the Lakers and will become a free agent, leaving Steve Blake as their only point guard under contract. Sessions would have earned $4.55 million next season. He could return to the Lakers by signing with them, but there's no guarantee of it. "Both sides have to absorb some risk," Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak said.