Flier pokes fun at ‘missing’ D-Will
Published: May 3, 2014 06:45PM
Updated: May 3, 2014 02:43PM
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Utah Jazz point guard Deron Williams shoots as he is surrounded by Houston players. The Utah Jazz beat the Houston Rockets 90-84 in Game 2 of their first-round series on Monday, April 21, 2008 at the Toyota Center in Houston. Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune

<freeform> Call off the search party for Deron Williams.

Williams, the former Utah Jazz point guard and current highly paid Brooklyn Net, was chastised before the Nets-Toronto Raptors game 6 Friday night through a “missing person” flier outside the Nets arena.

The flier gave a description of Williams’ height, weight and date of birth below giant red letters that spelled out “MISSING” just above “Have you seen this person?” As an extra dig at the point guard, the flier insults his tattoos, his inflated contract and lists him as last seen “getting a legendary coach fired in Salt Lake City, UT,” a nod to Jerry Sloan’s resignation in 2011 amid reported conflicts with Williams.

A photo of the flier can be seen here from Twitter user Michael Cummo:

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p>Outside of the Barclays Center... RUDE (but true) <a href=”https://twitter.com/uuords”>@uuords</a> <a href=”http://t.co/4wP7ccipCz”>pic.twitter.com/4wP7ccipCz</a></p>— michael cummo (@michaelcummo) <a href=”https://twitter.com/michaelcummo/statuses/462357634650484738”>May 2, 2014</a></blockquote>

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To be fair, Williams was going through a slump, combining for only 23 points in the Nets’ game 4 and game 5 losses and an average of only about 13 points in Brooklyn’s three losses. However, he’s averaging 23 points in Brooklyn’s wins, including a 23-point, four-assist and five-rebound outing Friday night to send the series to a game 7. Might be time to take that flier down.

-Brennan Smith

bsmith@sltrib.com

Twitter: @BrennanJSmith

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