We went to a game last year with my parents and saw Williams when he got to the arena with his wife. I was SO DANG EXCITED!! I was shaking!
I know things have spiraled downward ever since Sloan's resignation and Deron probably wasn't going to sign with us again in 2012 but I just think the Jazz management did him wrong. No matter what happened between him and Sloan, he didn't deserve to find out he was traded by getting to Dallas being in the locker room getting ready to practice for the game that night and having it go across ESPN. To me, that's just wrong. My husband gets frustrated with me because that's all I've talked about for the past few days, but I can't help it. I have a pit in my stomach for my D-Will. Josh tells me if I had a NBA team, they would suck because I care too much about feelings and not the business side of it. I've never liked business anyway.
I am a HUGE Jazz fan and have been from a young age. We used to watch the games as a family when I was little. My mom would get so frustrated that she would jump up and yell at the TV and really embarrass us kids. Love you Mom! But I'm glad she did that, I am a proud Jazz fan today because of her. I remember when Karl Malone opened up the Burger King/gas station up in Preston. It was a BIG deal. We went and stood with the sea of people to see him and got pictures of him working the counter and grill once it opened for the day. But I'm also a big D-Will fan. He made the game fun to watch. He was our go-to guy, our Jazz man. I know it must sound pathetic to get so attached to a player, but I am attached to D-Will.
This photo just looks wrong and I hate it.SLC Dunk lately about the trade and was shocked to find out that it was reported the trade started with trade talk of AK. How does a trade talk for AK turn into giving away our All-Star franchise player? I blame the management. Deron probably would not have signed with us in 2012, but do you blame him? We weren't building a team around him like we should have done. That's what he needed and deserved. Now, we got some good things out of the deal. Devin Harris and Derrick Favors seem to be fitting in with the team really well and are doing awesome during the games. That eases the blow a little. I have to say I really like the two of them. Favors is 19 and is so good. Harris runs the floor so well and is a lot like Williams. I'm excited to see how we do for the rest of the season and in the coming seasons. We are rebuilding.
In the past 3 games we've played without Deron, we've played quite well. Especially considering we've lost our captain. During the Pacer game, it was so nice and refreshing to see my boys smiling again. They were enjoying playing the game again. Something must have been going on with the team with Deron on it.
I loved this post, No DWill, No Cry, by utah9er on SLC Dunk.
The great and legendary coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Its not whether you get knocked down; its whether you get back up."
I would love to see that day in 2013 come. But if the Jazz don't win a title, I hope Deron gets on a contending team and does. I will continue to follow him in his NBA career and see what great things happen to him.
We have a new man coaching the team and need to find the new man to be the captain of our team. So I guess it's time to move on to the next era of Jazz basketball, but I do so with a lump in my throat and a pit in my stomach.