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September 03, 2014

(September 3, 2014) - NBA player Deron Williams is not only a star point guard for the Brooklyn Nets, but he has become an ambassador in the autism community. Deron is featured on the cover of The Resident, a magazine for New Yorkers. Deron opens up to the mazagine about his adopted son DJ who was diagnosed with autism at 18 months.

April 29, 2014

Autism Speaks applauds the National Basketball Association for banning Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling for life in response to racist remarks Sterling made in a recorded conversation. Autism Speaks agrees with our partner the NBA that there is no place for discrimination in our society.  

April 03, 2014

(April 3, 2014) -- Last night, the NBA on ESPN's game between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, featured a video PSA  highlighting Autism Speaks and World Autism Awareness Day. The video also highlighted 3-time all star Brooklyn Nets point guard and Autism Speaks Ambassador Deron Williams, who has a son on the autism spectrum.

After the video played announcers Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy discussed autism awareness. A transcript of their discussion is below....