Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams has long had Nov. 9 circled. Not because his team will play LeBron James and the Miami Heat then. Because it's when Call of Duty: Black Ops releases. Williams says he's "addicted" to it.
"I actually don't play any new video games except 'Call of Duty,'" Williams told ESPN's Jon Robinson. "I'm addicted to 'Call of Duty.' It's the only game I need."
Williams, one of the NBA's top point guards and overall performers, is a COD lifer going back to the beginning of the franchise. He's especially looking forward to Black Ops' 3D presentation. "Technology is getting so good, and I have my 3-D TV already," he says.
Call of Duty is also a stress-buster on long road trips, Williams says, "We come home from road games and we get in at two in the morning and can't go to sleep, so we all go online and play 'Call of Duty' and talk crap," he said. "We've played until like five in the morning before."
Utah plays the Clippers tonight and then is off Sunday and Monday. Maybe he'll make the game's midnight release. If so, I'd bet the Heat and the points.