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Mo Williams says he was "misquoted" about considering retirement

Sep 23, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

A few days ago, Mo Williams was quoted as saying he considered retirement after LeBron James’ decision in a Marc Spears story on Yahoo!. Now Williams is saying his statements were misunderstood. From his twitter account:

Just need to put this out there to all my fans about the yahoo story about me retiring, sense it’s getting a little out of hand. I was misquoted or misunderstood however u want to put it. I will clear everything up Monday on media day. I was never considering walking away rt now. And especially because lbj left. It made a good story though. Though u know I will never walk away prematurely before my contract is up. That absorb.

Here’s Spears’ response:

Say it aint so @mogotti2. Got interview taped so didnt misquote u. never worth ruining rep & job to do that. More than welcome to call me.:)
  1. Michael Warren - Sep 23, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    That’s the media and thats life. Mo still can carry Cleveland to the playoffs. They still got some talent. They got 2 all-stars in Mo and Antawn, and they got “a star in the making” in JJ Hickson. They got lots of depth at SF and depth at PF. They got a talented backup PG in Ramon Sessions and some good athletes-defenders on the perimeter in Jamario Moon, Jawad Williams, Christian Eyenga and Joey Graham. They got veterans, shooters like Anthony Parker,etc. Also hustle-energy guys like Varejao. Don’t be surprised if they sneak into the playoffs.

  2. Drew - Sep 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Michael Warren, that’s putting an optimistic spin on things. They lack real star power – a go-to guy who can create his own shot when he wants to. Mo Williams and Jamison are quality supplemental pieces with guys who can create for them. I agree that Hickson will have an opportunity to blossom this year and Sessions will give them a little lift, but aside from that, they’ve got a lot of average role players. Hustle only gets you so far. You need talent. I think Cleveland is good for at best 30-35 wins. Plus, you’ve got to look at the other likely playoff teams: Miami, Orlando, Boston, Chicago, Milwaukee, and Atlanta. That leaves two more teams. The Knicks are ahead of Cleveland at this point. The Nets may make a move for Anthony. I actually like the Sixers to steal the last playoff spot.

  3. Brandan - Sep 24, 2010 at 8:08 AM

    Actually it is going to be harder that just saying it. They don’t only lack on star power but also teams in the East got very deep, NY; Chicago, the upcoming Hawks, Iguodala and the Sixers are only becoming better, the Bobcats have a lot of young talent. Mo and Antawn are proven not being the kind of player who can carry a team. Is gonna be hard for them right now.

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