The Brooklyn Nets played their first game ever at the Barclays Center last night in a 98-88 preseason win over the Washington Wizards. The game was punctuated by a last-minute shoving match between Nets point guard Deron Williams and Wizards point guard A.J. Price, who got hit with a flagrant foul call after hacking D-Will on a layup. And, after things wrapped up, Williams was still steaming. So, he talked to reporters about Price, a Long Island, N.Y. native, who was apparently yelling, "I'm home, I'm home," at Williams on every possession.
"I hate when people just start talking for no reason," Williams explained. "That's pretty much what he was doing."
And, he didn't stop there. Williams also used the opportunity to ether Price, a career backup who spent the last three seasons with the Indiana Pacers before inking a deal with the Wiz in the offseason.
"Maybe he had some boys in the crowd he wanted to impress while he can with the little minutes he's going to get this year," Williams said. "'It's my home now.' I told him that."
"It's my home now"? Yes! BK loves you already for that one, D-Will. Well played.
[via ESPN New York]