Hella excited to have Jason Williams play his brand of hoops right in our peripherals! The iconic NBA point guard, who recently retired from the game, will be making a Manila detour alongside Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Horace Grant for the PLDT All Star Basketball Challenge, happening tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18, 7pm at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
A little backgrounder on the streetball legend known as "White Chocolate": drafted seventh overall by the Sacramento Kings in the 1998 NBA Draft, Williams' circus passes and streetball-style crossover dribbles all while sporting a skinny white kid aura has earned him regard within the league. Having played for four different teams in a span of 12 seasons, he would eventually win a championship ring during Miami's first title run in 2006.
All white boy wants to do now is prove that he's still got the skillz, even at 36. And he'll be more than happy to showcase it all in front of a sizeable Filipino crowd. For the meantime however, a video compilation featuring the finest plays coming from J-Dub himself, Jason Williams. We will not be expecting any less tomorrow night!
1. The one where J-Will used his elbow to pass the ball
Williams carried in a lot of hype as a rookie, even more so when he was selected to play in the Rookie-Sophomore game in the 2000 NBA All-Star Weekend. What he ended up doing became the most ridiculous play we've ever seen, coming straight out of a Harlem Globetrotter segment.
2. The one where J-Will dominated a Playoff game that involved Wade and Shaq
Because everybody was starting to brush him off when he joined Miami, yet he managed to play like his former dominating self once again in this game.
3. The one where J-Will thought Gary Payton's defense ain't nothing but a thing
We all know "The Glove" will always be regarded as a defensive icon, having been included in the NBA All-Defensive team for the most part of his career. J-Will's streetball transition however proved to be too much for Payton to handle, so he became his back-up guard in Miami instead.
4. The one where J-Will made fellow white boy Luke Ridnour look like a damn fool
Primarily performing as a back-up guard for Jameer Nelson and is close to the twilight of his playing career, Williams still managed to pull off a couple of showtime manuevers, even taking young guard Luke Ridnour to school during a game.
5. The many plays where J-Will made Vlade Divac and Chris Webber look good
Throughout his years with the Kings, Williams have made a habit of feeding the goods to Vlade Divac and Chris Webber, giving them a legion of high percentage looks every night. Both Webber and Divac eventually developed into legitimate passing big men even after J-Will's departure.
WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO