Friday, July 13, 2012

Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself...

Newly acquired Brooklyn Nets' Joe Johnson, and the team's re-signed guard Deron Williams was introduced to the media today. Johnson was acquired in a trade that sent Jordan Framer, Anthony Morrow, Deshawn Steveson, Johan Petro, Jordan Williams, and a 2013 first round draft pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the all-star guard.

Williams, Johnson with family, and head coach Avery Johnson 
Since signing the guard to the max deal in 2010 (six year/$120 million) the star hasn't quite lived up to the hype. The Nets are taking a chance with the 31 year old Johnson by pairing him up with all-star point guard Williams to create "the best backcourt in the NBA" proclaims Nets GM Billy King.

Williams was recently signed to a five year $98 million dollar contract extension after testing free agency for a millisecond. Williams had the option to opt-out, and he contemplated playing in his hometown (Dallas), but ultimately he chose to stay in Brooklyn. Its good to see him stay in Brooklyn and break in that new Barclay Center.

The team has been pretty busy this season, they added swingman Gerald Wallace to the squad and just signed their mediocre big man Brook Lopez to a max deal (four year/$61 million). Maybe I would take this deal a little more serious if they were throwing in Brook's twin brother Robin, a Kerri Strug signed leotard, and the Stanford mascot (that tree is so cute in that ESPN commercial, but I digress, lol!). Man, its something about the NBA and those twins from Stanford, ie Lopezs and Collins. I could have swore I saw one of those Collins boys (Jason) running down a court this year. The NBA is handing out free money....But the real question in all of this is, what are they going to do with The Hump aka Kris Humphries? If Kanye has any say he won't be chillin with Jigga anytime soon.

And I’ll admit, I fell in love with Kim
‘Round the same time she had fell in love wit’ him
Well, that’s cool, baby girl, do ya thing
Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop ‘im from the team
La familia, Roc Nation
We in the buildin’, but still keep it basement
                                               Kanye West "Way Too Cold (Theraflu)"

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