Deron Williams graciously entered the burger wars Thursday when the Dallas Mavericks’ point guard introduced a new hamburger at American Airlines Center.
The Big D Will Burger, created by AAC executive chef Mark Mabry, includes a grilled 1/3 pound burger, vine ripened tomato, jalapeno cheddar brioche, shaved romaine, chopped red onion, Monterey jack cheese, smoked bacon and chipotle mayo. The burger combination, which comes with onion rings, will be sold at AAC in the concession stands near sections 106, 114 and 118 during the month of November for $12.
"It’s amazing,’’ Williams said after tasting the burger for the first time following the Mavericks’ practice session. "Most people we know are from Dallas, so they are going to get a taste of Dallas right here.’’
Mabry, who created a Dirk Nowitzki hamburger and a Justin Anderson hamburger last season, put his creative mind to work again in molding a hamburger to Williams’ liking.
"Deron and I got together a few weeks ago after practice and he kind of gave me his ideas on what he wanted on a burger -- and put a spin on it,’’ Mabry said. "I think we came up with a winner.’’
While Williams declares his hamburger as tasty, he said not to look for it on the Mavs’ team plane.
"It’s too many calories,’’ Williams said. "This is a cheap meal here.’’
Williams, though, did say he plans on making sure his burger out-sells and becomes more popular than Anderson’s burger.
"We’re going to kill his burger,’’ Williams said. "We’re in Texas.
"He doesn’t know anything about this flavor we’ve got here. I think my burger is better than his.’’