Deron Williams turned 28 on Tuesday, but not so you'd really notice it. Unless you were in Brooklyn. Or Dallas. Or on the Internet.
You see, per ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the free-agent point guard seems to have narrowed his choice to two: the Brooklyn Nets or the Dallas Mavericks.
And because very few (including Avery Johnson) were invited to Williams' party, most took to the streets, the scoreboards and social media to express their desire to keep him around or bring him on board.
Everyone tells Deron Williams happy birthday
Storified by Patrick Dorsey · Wed, Jun 27 2012 12:00:27
It started with the Nets, who parked a truck with this sign outside his house:Happy 28th Birthday to @DeronWilliams! RT and show him some Brooklynlove! #HappyBDayDWill http://pic.twitter.com/eBIZrWJRBrooklyn NetsThen Williams' wife, Amy, who Tweeted this photo:@dwill8 @deronwilliams this is parked in front of our house!any0531Then this appeared at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington:@DeronWilliams come home deron. Everyone wants you here! Isn't that right @Dutch_Oven45 @ElvisandrusSS1 . #GoMavs http://pic.twitter.com/mPIVZfLrJustin Eubank...and it wasn't over. Lots of people wished Williams a happy 28th.@DeronWilliams I got you a T-Shirt for your birthday!! I'm going to send it to the PNY Center you can pick it up. http://pic.twitter.com/lGuGNmohMarkBrd so I made cupcakes for @DeronWilliams #HappyBdayDWill #BROOKLYN http://pic.twitter.com/BfbFb48SCaRlY pEaSeHappy Birthday @DeronWilliams ! forever young #givesyouwings http://pic.twitter.com/PT3DWxRSRed Bull NYCHappy Bday to @DeronWilliams the newest Dallas Maverick come this summer #Mavericks http://pic.twitter.com/CeZ5gs85Eazy EHappy birthday @DeronWilliams! http://pic.twitter.com/0pcokZwzSkullcandy...even overseas.happy birhday d-will! we hope see you again in beşiktaş @DeronWilliams http://pic.twitter.com/dlS7mjgbbeyza işleyenOh, and how could we forget this gem?undefinedPhotobucketNo, that's not a real Brooklyn-created board. It's from our own DJ Gallo and Dave Wilson, whose full list of rejected Nets signs can be seen here.