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Deron Williams Responds to Kobe Remarks

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Deron Williams said he isn’t going to push the issue when he’s struggling, regardless of what Kobe Bryant thinks.

The Nets point guard, who admittedly struggled with his confidence a year ago, fell under heavy scrutiny last season because he went scoreless in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Miami.

Bryant chimed in on the subject in a Sports Illustrated article last month, saying Williams “psyched himself out” because he only took nine shots that game and “I would go 0-for-30 before I went 0-for-9.”

Williams said Sunday that Bryant’s mentality doesn’t work for him.

“I’m a point guard. If I’m 0-for-(expletive)-9, I’m not shooting 20 more shots. Not going to happen,” Williams said following the second day of training camp. “I’m a point guard. I’m going to find somebody else. Kobe Bryant, that’s what he’s supposed to do. He’s got that mentality. That works for him, I got my mentality, it works for me.”

via Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News

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