Why Deron Williams Hates His Job
Early in the second half last night, Deron Williams did just about everything a ball-handler can do to paralyze an entire team’s defense. He maneuvered around the Pacers’ attempt to defend the Nets pick-and-roll like Baryshnikov, drawing both defenders and freezing every other Indiana player into an awed trance. The whole lane opens up for Sheldon Williams and D-Will delivers a perfect player. Then, Sheldon Williams does exactly what you might expect a guy who had 0 points, 3 turnovers and 5 fouls in 23 minutes to do: throw up all over his damn self.
The above play is essentially the mathematical inverse of this one. And of note is the fact that my favorite part about both plays is a two-handed power-dribble. Paul George uses his to set up a coiling action that allows him to better spin and delivery his fury. Sheldon uses his to display his earned disgust with himself after the play is blown dead due to his embarrassing turnover.