Source: Kurt Helin, NBC Sports
Having them say it publicly, that’s something else entirely.
Deron Williams did just that speaking with ESPNNewYork.com in advance of the Nets hosting the Heat Friday night.
“I don’t know if we felt we were a better team than the Heat last year,” Williams said during a sitdown with first-year Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd for ESPN’s “SportsCenter” conversation. “And so I think in order for us to be able to beat them this year, we have to feel like we are a better team and we can beat them. And I think we do.”
Brooklyn needs to believe they can beat the Heat. Miami is the championship bar to clear now, Brooklyn has to think they can clear it.