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Dwight Howard And Deron Williams Talked About Joining Forces Four Years Ago

During the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh discussed the possibility of joining forces to make a super team. That team became a reality though free agency in 2010 and earned the team an NBA Championship in 2012.

Apparently, they weren't the only ones talking about creating a super team in Beijing, though, as Deron Williams spoke to Magic center Dwight Howard about the possibility of teaming up in the future. Williams talked to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports about the possibility of bringing Howard to the Brooklyn Nets:

"It was just talk about that point four years ago," Williams said. "[Brooklyn] definitely intrigues [Howard]. Brooklyn is going to be huge. That factored into my decision [to re-sign with the Nets]. This is a place that hasn't had a [sports] franchise since the '50s. This is a city that wants basketball there, and then the arena is going to be great."

While the Houston Rockets have refused to give up in the chase for Howard, according to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Nets remain the front-runners and the framework for a deal to send Howard to Brooklyn could include at least four teams and more than 10 players.

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