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March 01, 2019

The NBA can’t be complete in the 21st century without mentioning the name of Jason Chandler Williams, who is a professional American basketball player. He was born on the 18th of November, 1975 he is a retired professional basketball player who was a point guard in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for twelve seasons during the late 1990s and 2000s. A native of West Virginia, Williams played college basketball for Marshall University and the University of Florida. The Sacramento Kings selected him in the first round of the 1998 NBA draft. Williams also played for the Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, and Orlando Magic throughout his career. Due to his flashy style of play, Williams was given the nickname "White Chocolate."

Jason Williams elbow

 

He started all of Miami's playoff games in 2006 when they won the NBA championship. The Heat named Williams one of their top 25 players of all time in 2007.

Williams during his tenure with the Orlando Magic

Personal information

Born      November 18, 1975 (age 43)

Belle, West Virginia

Nationality          American

Listed height      6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)

Listed weight     180 lb (82 kg)

Career information

High school         DuPont (Belle, West Virginia)

College

   Marshall (1995–1996)

    Florida (1997–1998)

NBA draft            1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 7th overall

Selected by the Sacramento Kings

Playing career    1998–2008, 2009–2011

Position                Point guard

Number               55, 2, 44, 3

Career history

1998–2001           Sacramento Kings

2001–2005           Memphis Grizzlies

2005–2008           Miami Heat

2009–2011           Orlando Magic

2011       Memphis Grizzlies

Career highlights and awards

    NBA champion (2006)

    NBA All-Rookie First Team (1999)

Career NBA statistics

Points   8,286 (10.5 ppg)

Assists  4,611 (5.9 apg)

Steals    933 (1.2 spg)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Early years

Williams was born in Belle, West Virginia. He attended the now-defunct DuPont High School in Belle, where he played high school basketball for the DuPont Panthers in 1994 and led his high school team to the state championship before being defeated in the final. He became the only player in DuPont team history to reach 1,000 points and 500 assists. USA Today named Williams the West Virginia Player of the Year in 1994. NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss was one of Williams' high school basketball teammates.

College career

Williams originally committed to play college basketball for Providence College, but instead chose to attend Marshall University after Providence coach Rick Barnes left for Clemson. At Marshall, he played for coach Billy Donovan's Marshall Thundering Herd men's basketball team from 1994 to 1996. After redshirting his first season, he averaged 13.4 points and 6.4 assists per game during his 1995–96 freshman year.

When Marshall coach Billy Donovan accepted the head coaching position at the University of Florida in the summer of 1996, Williams decided to transfer and follow Donovan to Florida. After sitting out the 1996–97 season as required by the NCAA transfer rule, he became the starting point guard for the Florida Gators men's basketball team during the 1997–98 season, and set a Florida Gators single-game record with 17 assists in a December 3, 1997 game against Duquesne. Through twenty games, he averaged 17.1 points, 6.7 assists and 2.8 steals per game, and led the Gators to an 86–78 upset of the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington. In February 1998, however, the University of Florida suspended him for the remainder of the season for marijuana use, after two previous suspensions for the same infraction.

Jason Williams College

 

NBA career

Draft

Following his suspension by the University of Florida, Williams decided to make himself eligible for the NBA draft. He was the seventh overall selection in the 1998 NBA draft by the Sacramento Kings.

 

Sacramento Kings

In his rookie year, the Kings, with a roster that included newcomers Williams, Chris Webber, Vlade Divac, and Peja Stojakovic, turned into a playoff contender. That year, Williams' number 55 jersey was among the top five sellers of all NBA players.

On July 20, 2000, Williams was suspended for the first five games of the 2000–01 NBA season for failure to comply with his treatment obligations under the NBA's anti-drug program. The NBA does not release details of violations of the anti-drug program.

On February 28, 2001, Williams allegedly shouted racist slurs to Michael Ching, a Golden State Warriors season ticket-holder, and to several other Asian Americans seated beside Ching during a Warriors game at the Oakland Arena. As recounted by a letter Ching sent to NBA commissioner David Stern, Williams retaliated against heckling made by Ching and his party midway through the first half.

The NBA eventually levied a $15,000 fine on Jason Williams for cursing at fans. Nike decided to change a planned advertising campaign featuring Williams as a result of his alleged actions as well. Williams has since apologized for the incident.

The NBA had previously fined Williams $10,000 for comments to a fan at the Alamodome in San Antonio in 2000.

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NBA career statistics

Legend

  GP        Games played      GS        Games started    MPG     Minutes per game

 FG%      Field goal percentage      3P%      3-point field goal percentage       FT%       Free throw percentage

 RPG      Rebounds per game         APG      Assists per game                SPG       Steals per game

 BPG      Blocks per game                PPG       Points per game                 Bold     

Career high

Denotes season in which Williams won an NBA Championship

Regular season

Year       Team     GP          GS           MPG      FG%       3P%       FT%        RPG        APG       SPG        BPG        PPG

1998–99               Sacramento        50           50           36.1       .374       .310       .752       3.1          6.0          1.9          .0            12.8

1999–2000          Sacramento        81           81           34.1       .373       .287       .753       2.8          7.3          1.4          .1            12.3

2000–01               Sacramento        77           77           29.7       .407       .315       .789       2.4          5.4          1.2          .1            9.4

2001–02               Memphis             65           65           34.4       .382       .295       .792       3.0          8.0          1.7          .1            14.8

2002–03               Memphis             76           76           31.7       .388       .354       .840       2.8          8.3          1.2          .1            12.1

2003–04               Memphis             72           68           29.4       .407       .330       .837       2.0          6.8          1.3          .1            10.9

2004–05               Memphis             71           68           27.5       .413       .324       .792       1.7          5.6          1.1          .1            10.1

2005–06†            Miami   59           56           31.8       .442       .372       .867       2.4          4.9          .9            .1            12.3

2006–07               Miami   61           55           30.6       .413       .339       .913       2.3          5.3          1.0          .0            10.9

2007–08               Miami   67           53           28.1       .384       .353       .863       1.9          4.6          1.2          .1            8.8

2009–10               Orlando                82           18           20.8       .444       .380       .756       1.5          3.6          .6            .0            6.0

2010–11               Orlando                16           0             10.7       .342       .304       .000       1.4          1.5          .5            .0            2.1

2010–11               Memphis             11           0             11.3       .310       .200       .000       .7            2.5          .3            .1            1.9

Career   788        667        29.4       .398       .327       .813       2.3          5.9          1.2          .1            10.5

Playoffs

 

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