Deron Williams  No. 8 jersey was retired after playing 15 games with Besiktas in Turkey. He was one of many NBA players who left to go overseas and play, but was the only one to stand out. He averaged 21.8 PPG and 6.5 APG in his time in Istanbul and he says he hopes to return. For his jersey to be retired after 15 games is funny as hell but it shows the impact he had in Turkey. Besiktas loved Deron Williams and I would assume they are quite saddened by his departure. The TBL will take a blow because of the NBA lockout ending and with players like Zaza Pachulia, Thabo Sefolosha, Semih Erden and Mehmet Okur returning to their American teams. But in the end, Deron Williams will be a legend not just in the NBA, but overseas as well. Check out the ceremony below.



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