Former NBA star Jason Williams proved in a recent Pro-Am basketball game that he still has the moves.
The Pro-Am (professional-amateur) basketball game, which was recently hosted in Orlando, put Jason Williams (also known as “J-Will”) back in the driver’s seat of a fast-paced basketball team.
In the now-viral video, which was originally posted on YouTube by Home Team Hoops, Jason does a little bit of everything — from smooth lay-ups and flawless three-point shots to behind-the-back dribbles and ankle-breaking crossovers.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) July 3, 2015
Quite a few people have responded to the impressive footage on Twitter, showing their support for the former star who many fans and critics believe was one of the most underrated point guards in the NBA.
Bring back White Chocolate <3 Jason Williams (still) making defenders look just plain silly http://t.co/SNDksBLrW4
— Ireth Eärfalas (@kpartal) July 3, 2015
There will never be an NBA player like Jason Williams, ever. — Michael Speicher (@SwissSpike) July 3, 2015
Someone show me a better pass than Jason Williams’ elbow pass because I can’t find one. #GOAT
— Sawyer Jordan (@SawDiggity) July 3, 2015
After being selected seventh overall in the 1998 NBA Draft, Jason Williams helped the Sacramento Kings turn into a playoff contender in his rookie year. His #55 jersey was one of the top five highest-selling jerseys of all NBA players, according to the New York Times.
Williams was chosen for the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 1999.
— NBA History (@NbaOldies) May 6, 2015
From 2001 to 2005, Jason Williams played for the Memphis Grizzlies. However, many fans would agree that his star did not begin to shine brightly on the NBA court again until he was traded to the Miami Heat in 2005.
Miami Heat Need to bring back Jason Williams aka White Chocolate 🙌 pic.twitter.com/hRuboJacH8
— Prime (@BALLISLIFE305) June 13, 2014
Jason Williams played an instrumental role in the Miami Heat’s championship win in 2006 — a victory that became the first and last championship win of Jason’s professional career.
In September 2008, Williams announced his retirement due to his history of persistent injuries. However, “White Chocolate” returned to the NBA in August 2009 and played for the Orlando Magic.
Jason Williams returned to the Memphis Grizzlies in February 2011 and played with them until his second and (so far) final retirement in April of the same year.
More than four years after his second retirement, though, Jason Williams proved that he still has first-class skills on the court — and became a viral video star at the same time.
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