Deron Williams just let the phone ring.
After all, he knew the consequences of answering.
Last year, Williams told Colony High (Texas) basketball teammate Bracey Wright that Indiana, where Wright had committed, would fall to Duke in the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. Then he promised that Indiana didn’t stand a chance against Oklahoma in the Final Four.
But after the Hoosiers made a run at the national title, losing to Maryland in the championship, Wright was cashing in on bragging rights.
“Anytime I tried to call,” Wright said, “(Williams) wouldn’t answer the phone because he knew what I was going to say.”