NBA Players React to Former NBA All-Star Deron Williams Beating NFL Hall of Famer Frank Gore

Published 12/19/2021, 12:52 AM EST


3-time NBA All-Star Deron Williams has recently defeated NFL star, Frank Gore at Amalie Arena. The former Utah Jazz star beat Gore via split decision on the Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley undercard. It was an entertaining win for Williams, who out-landed Gore in total punches (48-38) on Saturday night.

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Utah Jazz selected Deron Williams as 3rd overall during the 2005 NBA draft. Williams spent six seasons with the Jazz, before signing with New Jersey Nets/Brooklyn Nets. He even played in the Turkish League for Besiktas in 2011 during the NBA lockout. Williams then played for Dallas Mavericks and Cleveland Cavaliers.

Since featuring for the Cavaliers in 2017, he has been inactive in professional basketball.

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However, he has now tried his luck in boxing. His recent win against Frank Gore has created a rift between NBA and NFL fans. Even current and former NBA stars have pitched in and reacted to the win on Twitter.

Current and former NBA stars react to Deron Williams’ win over Frank Gore

Williams’ win has sent shock waves around the world as Gore was seen as the strong contender to win the bout. However, Deron was able to get better of the star NFL running back via split decision (38-37, 37-38, 40-35). Many former and current NBA players have reacted to the win. These are some of their reactions.

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While these current and former stars reacted to Deron Williams’ win on Twitter, several stars took to other social media platforms to express themselves. Sixers star Seth Curry reacted to the win on his Instagram and his story is captioned, “EASY DUB! YESSIR @DWILL8”.

Iguodala didn’t quite like that the bout has created a rift between NBA and NFL. Indeed, NBA fans are all over social media after Deron’s win over Gore. However, it all started last month when their bout was announced. Williams is a big-time MMA and boxing fan and even owns a stake in Fortis MMA. He has also trained in boxing for many years. It has all paid off, as he won in his debut boxing game.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek is an NBA writer at EssentiallySports with over two years of journalistic experience with Chase Your Sport and Dribl. A Football Management graduate, he has previously interned in the Indian Super League, I-League and the AFC Champions League. In addition to being a Michael Jordan fan, Abhishek is an ardent Steph Curry and Warriors guy, and believes they have a few more championships in store before the former retires.

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