This is the brave new world we're in. Though it was all but a foregone conclusion Deron Williams would sign with Besiktas of Turkey to keep busy during the NBA lockout, no contracts had been signed. There was still i's to dot, t's to cross and a few things to finalize before the move was made official. There was still a chance, however unlikely, that the deal could've fell through.
But now, Williams' signing is official and he announced it himself. And he did so on Twitter, in his first tweet from a new account, sent straight to Chris Broussard. It was an odd sight, but here we are.
The link is a photo of the signed contract, submitted into evidence as proof that Williams wasn't messing around. You can find the picture below.
While it's not exactly huge breaking news that Williams is headed overseas, it is interesting that he decided to announce it officially by tweeting a picture of the contract. I'm not sure I've ever seen this, but am wondering if it's about to become a trend. If so, the Twitter world is going to be awesome during the NFL free agency frenzy of 2011.
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