If Deron Williams Wasn't Making a 3-1 Joke By Picking #31 Then He Damn Well Knew He Was Setting Everyone Up For One
Here are some facts. Deron Williams wore the #5 while at the University Of Illinois. He wore the #8 throughout the entirety of his NBA career. Both of those numbers were currently occupied when he became a member of the reigning NBA Champions. I don't know what other digits he happens to hold near and dear, but I do know that he knew exactly what the fuck he was doing when he chose the two that he did. More so than just being a product of LeBron's incessant whining, Deron Williams addition to the Cavaliers was made with the Golden State Warriors in mind. You know that, I know that, and D-Will himself knows that. That's as much of a fact as is the certainty that a connection will be drawn to the 2016 NBA Finals each and every time the number '3' appears next to the number '1' in a basketball context. Maybe at one point in my life I would have believed that professional basketball players were "above" concerning themselves with nauseatingly repetitive jokes on the internet, but not after the team in question turned their Halloween party into the gravesite of the team they are likely going to meet again for a tie-breaking title in a few months. Pettiness is the new wave and - unless Deron Williams has less internet access than a Mormon child - he's riding high a top it.