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08:10 AM ET 10.07 | Deron Williams now plays to about 3,500 a night. The crowd, and the opponents on the floor, were unimpressed with his All-Star status. He was roughed up by Mons-Hainaut. In the first half, after some physical play, Williams had words with Sean Singletary, a former standout at the University of Virginia, and picked up a technical foul. Midway through the second quarter, Justin Cage, who played at Xavier, barreled over Williams. Later, Williams missed three straight free throws. ... [Of the officiating, Williams] said: "I mean, I've played in a lot of European basketball. I've played in the Olympics. But this is definitely different. The way the reffing has been going has been different for me, but I've got to adjust."

New York Times

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October 7, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Get Ready For Your Midnight Run, Bro

October 7, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Change your game, your not playing in the NBA. Maybe this why Pau Gasol prefers to play from the outside, it's physical with a park attitude.

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October 7, 2011  08:35 AM ET
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Can't wait for the other players to play overseas. They don't know how good they have it made.

BINGO!

October 7, 2011  08:51 AM ET

Welcome to the Euro league. I bet he wants to go back to NBA ASAP. The other players better look at this as and example hot how Euro ball is. Get that insurance policy right.

Beside, this is not the Olympics!

October 7, 2011  08:53 AM ET

The players should also ask Josh Childress about playing overseas....

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October 7, 2011  08:58 AM ET

who really cares...

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October 7, 2011  10:20 AM ET
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Can't wait for the other players to play overseas. They don't know how good they have it made.

European ball is nothing like the NBA...how did these guys not know that? Wait till he starts getting hit with batteries or heated up coins.

October 7, 2011  10:45 AM ET
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European ball is nothing like the NBA...how did these guys not know that? Wait till he starts getting hit with batteries or heated up coins.

and That is Why ... Ricky Rubio coming to the NBA T-Wolves ...

in Euro you can Hand Check or should I say .. HARD Forearm Check the pG ...

in NBA ... you cannot touch the All Star point Guard ...

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October 7, 2011  11:21 AM ET

Players like him would not be able to survive in the late 80s/ early 90s

October 7, 2011  11:22 AM ET

He would get pinball treatment if he was to play the 90s Pistons or Knicks

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October 7, 2011  11:39 AM ET

Thats what playing in UTAH will do for you. Considering he the highest paid player on his Euro team, he should be the l;ast one whining.

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