New Jersey Nets All-Star guard Deron Williams won’t sign a contract extension and likely will become a free agent after the 2011-12 season, the Record of Bergen County, New Jersey, said on its website.
Deron Williams scored a season-high 42 points, including a National Basketball Association record nine 3-pointers in the first half, to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 95-78 win over the Washington Wizards.
The annual National Basketball Association All-Star Game isn’t taken too seriously by basketball fans. It’s best appreciated as the culmination of a weekend of parties attended by athletes and their celebrity friends. Before the most recent competition on Feb. 26 at the Amway Center in Orlando, the players mingle beside the court with director Spike Lee and civil rights activist Jesse Jackson. Rapper-turned-actor Common visits Cee Lo Green. Their younger peers, Lil Wayne and his protégé, Drake, make faces for TNT’s cameras.