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Deron Williams takes on Floyd Landis, throws down the gauntlett for Shaq and Lance

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Thanks the heavens for Deron Williams. What other Jazz news would we have this summer if not for him?

Yesterday he took on Floyd Landis in a bicycle sprint and then a three-point shootout.

After give a head start (shhhhh), Deron was able to cross the line before Landis:

After wrestling and wearing the outfits that they do, I guess that wearing the cycling outfits are nothing:

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After the race, Deron challenges Shaq to a race:

First off, who let in the guy with the Bulls shirt? If Shaq and Lance do race these these two, I would have to give the edge to Williams and Landis. Floyd and Lance are probably pretty even, but Deron would kill Shaq. I don't know how Shaq would get his bike going.

They topped off the day with a shooting contest which Deron won quite handily

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Here's some of Landis' reactions after the competition (via his Twitter)

Sometimes I'm just too f#$%ing nice for my own good. Head start my ass! Miscalculated the catch.

We are not talking about the basketball score. Don't ask.

Hey, for a pseudo-event, it was fun and more people showed up tha you might have thought. Guess ball sports ARE popular. Who knew?

Landis also got a first-hand account of the competitor that is Deron Williams. I guarantee he wouldn't give him a head-start again. Deron should have reciprocated and spotted him 8 points.

A Landis/Williams and Shaq/Lance race could almost be a prime-time event.