Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams was elected as the team’s representative to the National Basketball Association players’ union, lending a veteran voice to an organization in transition after the ouster of Executive Director Billy Hunter.
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.
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.