• Deron Williams chose Nets over Mavs, in part, because Mark Cuban chose taping a reality show over meeting with him

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Oct 9, 2012
    Today, Cuban fired back at Williams, but chose to call Williams out for what he didn't say. On Monday, Deron Williams told reporters that he decided to stay with the Nets instead of signing with the Mavericks due to the absence of Mavs owner Mark Cuban at the free-agency pitch. As our own Eric Freeman wrote at the time of Cuban's decision to miss the Williams meeting, while the Mavs' owner certainly had other means of communicating the Mavs' vision for the future to Williams as we know, Cubes is down for Internet and mobile communicatin' and as we learned, Deron's way down with tablet culture "it would surely seem sensible for [Cuban] to be present for such an important meeting as the Mavericks try to set themselves up for future success." Few of life’s details are as guaranteed as death, taxes and Mark Cuban getting the last word. He claims he had questions only the owner could answer, though money couldn’t have been one of those questions: Dallas could offer Williams, at the maximum, about $5 million less than the Nets. “I would have expected him to say – like I’d expect one of our guys to say – ‘Hey I’m so thrilled with the front office and the moves we made and our team that it wouldn’t have mattered what he did.’ “That’s what I expect our guys to say and that’s the way I feel about our team.
    Source: yahoo.com
    • Mark Cuban Twists Deron Williams's Words To Make Williams Seem Unhappy With The Nets

      On Monday, Deron Williams told reporters that he decided to stay with the Nets instead of signing with the Mavericks due to the absence of Mavs owner Mark Cuban (who was filming an episode of Shark Tank at the time) at the free-agency pitch. Today, Cuba…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Mark Cuban “Flattered” Deron Williams Wanted His Input

      Few of life’s details are as guaranteed as death, taxes and Mark Cuban getting the last word. Cuban is still in Europe traveling with the Mavericks as they play FC Barcelona Regal in Spain today, but word about Deron Williams‘ free agency comments yes
      Source: dimemag.com

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