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Deron Williams stops play to give Reggie Evans high five

Mar 28, 2013, 10:58 AM EDT

As Reggie Evans worked toward 22 points and 26 rebounds last night – getting those numbers while playing fewer minutes than anyone since at least 1985-86 – I just wanted to give him a high five for all his effort.

Deron Williams did. In the middle of a play.

Via The Brooklyn Game:

The problem with that type of showboating was once Evans returned inside and Williams actually started the play, the shot clock had run down, and the Nets were stuck with a bad shot. The awesome part of that type of showboating was once Evans returned inside and Williams actually started the play, the shot clock had run down, but Williams still drove for a short shot.

Stars showboating by supporting their role-playing teammates might be my new favorite form of showboating.

  1. dirtydavis - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Lol… Nice!

  2. mp4philly - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Ummm headline is way off

  3. nolahxc - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:24 AM

    I have no problem with that. 26 rebounds is pretty staggering!

  4. asimonetti88 - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    Reggie Williams? The bust wide receiver the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted a few years ago?

  5. zerole00 - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:38 AM

    Not a Williams fan, but this is hilarious. I can only imagine what the Portland players were thinking.

  6. rj2323 - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    That was cool

  7. nycalldayz - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM

    Don’t have a problem with what Evans and Williams did. Just shows his teammates appreciate hard work. 22 points and 26 rebounds for a player of his stature is big, because you’ll never hear about it on ESPN or other sports networks unless his name is Melo, Durant or James. Just saying, folks. Please don’t rip me.

  8. silkysmoke - Mar 28, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    Hell yah, I like it. This ain’t showboating. Recognize the bigs for grabbing a big offensive rebound. That’s the stuff that will win you games.

  9. mwigglez - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    Clowns. If Williams wants to high five Evans, it needs to be done in a deadball situation or after the game. The only thing worse than the high five was that Deron was not laid out going to the basket afterwards. The Association is so SOFT.

  10. eventhorizon04 - Mar 28, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    The headline is a little exaggerated – the high-five took all of 3 seconds, and they had a fresh shot clock after the Gerald Wallace miss, so it was basically inconsequential.

    Still – great game by Evans.
    22 points, 26 rebounds: Not bad for a guy earning just $1.7 million per year.

  11. borderline1988 - Mar 28, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Those numbers by Evans are crazy, but he’s a really dirty player. He constantly pushes off defenders illegally and when an opposing player tries to push back, he flops.

    If you look at that play shown above, you can see he clearly shoves the defender in the back to get positioning. He’s smart about it – he does it when the ball is in the air so everyone is focused on the ball. As well, his defender should have put his body on him the second the ball was in the air.

    I remember when he played for the Raptors…the guy was a rebounding monster. He’s a great hustle player, but he’s as dirty as anything.

    • michaeljordanseviltwin - Mar 28, 2013 at 4:00 PM

      I agree that he’s a dirty player and I don’t really mind a dirty player but I CAN NOT STAND a dirty player who spends all his time flopping and pretending everybody else is doing the dirt instead. Reggie Evans is a guy only his teammates and momma root for.

  12. rotaylla - Mar 28, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    suprise, suprise and wonders shall never end..calling evans a dirty player is an understatement who cares as long as gets the job done. you guys remember when y,all were saying the @Nets are not Tough and how they were soft on the boards and that why billy king went all out and get reggie Evans and since his arrival to the team the team has been one of the best in rebounding if not the best and Reggie Evans averages the best rebounds per minutes in the entire league.Dirty player my foot.Reggie keep job going don’t let up.

  13. Mr. Wright 212 - Mar 29, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    F the Nets.

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