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Deron Williams: Mark Cuban's absence at meeting sealed my decision

For the first time, Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams has given some specific insight into what caused him to pass up his hometown Dallas Mavericks and remain with the Nets for their move to Brooklyn over the summer. According to a Tweet from The New York Times' Howard Beck, it has a lot to do with the Mavericks' famous owner.

Cuban missed the crucial meeting with Williams because he was in Californai shooting episodes of "Shark Tank," the Emmy-winning reality show for which he is a judge, according to Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News.

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