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July 2012 Archives

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When I picture an athlete signing a contract for almost nine figures, I envision reams of paper, several bank vice-presidents,  a few feisty lawyers and the obligatory entourage of sports agents.
Not Deron Williams.
When the Brooklyn Nets point guard finalized his 5-year, $98 million deal, he simply etched his name on an iPad in his Las Vegas hotel room, where he's training with the U.S. Olympic basketball team.
Then he let more than 190,000 people bear witness to the agreement by tweeting a picture to his followers.