Why Is Deron Williams in the Boxing Ring?

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Sports Illustrated

By Chris Mannix The former NBA All-Star is trading the court for the ring as he prepares to fight former NFL running back Frank Gore in the undercard of the Jake Paul–Tyron Woodley rematch. View the original article to see embedded media. Deron Williams will talk about basketball, about his abrupt retirement from the NBA in 2017 (“Mentally, I wasn’t in a good place,” says Williams), about the failed super team experiment in Brooklyn (“We just didn’t get a chance to click”), about the criticism his former teammate, Paul Pierce, leveled at him for being among the biggest reasons it did not work …

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