Jul 7 2011
New Jersey is so bad that All-Star point guard Deron Williams is going to leave the States and play ball in Turkey next year. I guess a country like Turkey is better than staying in the swamps with that god awful garbage smell and all that pollution.
Of course this all is hinging on the fact that the NBA Lockout will last the whole season…which may well be the case. If Deron starts to play in Turkey and the NBA Lockout ends then Williams would have an opt out clause where he could come back. Thing is if Williams gets hurt overseas, his 18 million guaranteed money will be gone, gone, gone.
“We confirm” the contract with Williams, said Ergin Ataman, the coach of the Turkish team Besiktas, in a telephone interview Thursday.
Ataman said that the deal should become official in the next 24 hours and that Besiktas’s president, Seref Yalcin, would join Williams for a news conference in the United States next week [NY Times].
That’s a huge blow to Jersey….I don’t get why you wouldn’t want to stay at home with your Nets? They have a HUGE fan base, Jay-Z is a part owner (that’s pretty cool), their real owner speaks worse English then my cousin Pino who’s straight off the boat from Italy, so you can talk to him and you know he’ll listen, and who the hell knows if the Nets REALLY move to Brooklyn you might be get a chance to go around the hood and tell people to come watch you play.
Turkey sounds pretty good to me right about now…..and I AM talking about the cold-cut…lunch time!
I’ll leave you with a quick tune from non other then the man himself, Adam Sandler.