Naturally, Mark Cuban fired back at Deron Williams following comments that the owner’s absence at a crucial meeting cost his team a chance at signing the star point guard during free agency. Cuban gleefully twisted Williams’ words, claiming that Deron threw the Brooklyn Nets’ front-office under the bus by implying that Cuban’s presence at the fateful get-together could have changed the course of history for both franchises. Reports the Dallas Morning News: “I’m a big D-Will fan, but I’m kind of surprised that he would throw his front office under the bus like that by saying that I would make a difference,’ Cuban said. ‘I would have expected him to say – like I’d expect one of our guys to say – ‘Hey I’m so thrilled with the front office and the moves we made and our team that it wouldn’t have mattered what he did.’ That’s what I expect our guys to say and that’s the way I feel about our team. Again, I’m a big D-Will fan, but it’s not about individual players, it’s about building a team. And I really think we put together a good team for the current team and the future. He’s a superstar point guard, but my goal is to build a team. That’s the important thing, to try to win championships. I’m flattered that he thought my presence would have made more of a difference than what the Nets’ management did.’”