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Old 11-04-2018, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Old 11-04-2018, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach
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My middle school years when my hometown Kings were great. Williams is one of the best ball handlers The League has seen...
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Old 11-04-2018, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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White Chocolate. Those years with him running with Webber and Peja were fun. Take out the Lakers and they probably win two or three rings. Thems the breaks sometimes.
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Old 11-05-2018, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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He was fun to watch, though sometimes his flashiness got the best of him and he’d bounce balls into the stands etc. Those were the days when Kings/Warriors games were lopsided in another direction.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:41 AM
 
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I remember how flashy and fancy he was in Sacramento, but when he played for Miami he was really low-key and orthodox.
I wonder why he stopped doing it.
I don't remember his style of play in Memphis.
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:31 PM
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Location: Clyde Hill, WA
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I remember reading that he would often make passes that hit his teammates and just bounce away because they were not expecting nor looking for the pass. Not only the defender was fooled, but the teammate too! I also read that he used to practice for hours at a time just passing the ball against the wall. Put up an 'X' on the wall, and see how consistently he could hit it.

He was a poor outside shooter (.327 in threes for career) but was one of those guys who had no conscience about jacking up the three-ball. That really hurt his career, IMO.

I also recall that supposedly Jason Williams from Duke (drafted by the Bulls and later hurt in a motorcycle crash) decided to start calling himself 'Jay' because he didn't want to be associated with Jason ('white chocolate') Williams.
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Old 11-06-2018, 07:34 PM
 
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I also recall that supposedly Jason Williams from Duke (drafted by the Bulls and later hurt in a motorcycle crash) decided to start calling himself 'Jay' because he didn't want to be associated with Jason ('white chocolate') Williams.
Probably trying to keep his own brand because the other one cast a bigger shadow.
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:23 AM
 
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He was a poor outside shooter (.327 in threes for career) but was one of those guys who had no conscience about jacking up the three-ball. That really hurt his career, IMO.
Same as Kobe Bryant, no conscience.
Kobe was a career .329 trey-shooter.
Similar highs too, Kobe had .383 (7th year) and .375 (rookie year).
Williams had .380 for Orlando and .372 for Miami.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:47 PM
 
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Same as Kobe Bryant, no conscience.
Kobe was a career .329 trey-shooter.
Similar highs too, Kobe had .383 (7th year) and .375 (rookie year).
Williams had .380 for Orlando and .372 for Miami.
Hard to compare with all the last second "bail me out" and half court heaves the top players have to take.

You cannot compare the 3pt. percentage for a 12ppg player with a 30ppg player imo.
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Old 11-10-2018, 05:33 AM
 
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Hard to compare with all the last second "bail me out" and half court heaves the top players have to take.

You cannot compare the 3pt. percentage for a 12ppg player with a 30ppg player imo.
Plus it depends how many attempts per game, Williams 4.8 per game, Kobe 4.1 per game.
I guess Williams was ahead of his time, attempted a lot of treys for a guy that wasn't great at it.
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