Throwback Thursday: Jason Williams

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(Photo by BRIAN FITZGERALD/AFP/Getty Images) /

Welcome to the third edition of Throwback Thursday here on A Royal Pain! This edition goes to a player who had the best passes: Jason Williams!

Welcome back everyone to the third edition of my Throwback Thursday series here on A Royal Pain! In case you missed it, the first two editions belonged to Doug Christie and Mike Bibby, so check them out if you have not already! Today’s edition goes to one of the most electric playmakers in NBA history, and one that I find very underrated. Let us get into it with Jason Williams!

The Player

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(Photo by BRIAN FITZGERALD/AFP/Getty Images) /

Born on November 18, 1975, in Belle, West Virginia, Jason Williams played college ball at Marshall and Florida. In the 1998 NBA Draft, Williams was selected as the seventh overall pick by the Sacramento Kings.

In 12 seasons playing 788 games, he played for the Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and the Orlando Magic. The 41-year-old is currently a part of the Three Headed Monsters team in the Big 3 League but has suffered a long-term injury.

Now Williams only spent three seasons with the Kings, but his impact was too difficult to ignore. So I’ll leave you Kings fans (or readers) with this amazing video!

The Numbers

Jason was not the guy that had the most popping numbers, but he was consistent in making an impact.

Career Averages: 10.5 points, 5.9 assists, 2.3 rebounds, 39% shooting, 33% three-point shooting, 1.2 steals

Jason’s best season in terms of numbers came in his first season with the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2001-02 season. He averaged 14.8 points, 8 assists, 3 rebounds, 38% shooting, 1.7 steals. His three-point percentage was at a mark of 30%.

(Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
(Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Another thing I found pretty interesting was the fact that Jason was durable for most of his career. A healthy J-Will was always a bad thing… for the opposition.


Williams was a 1998-1999 All-Rookie as well as a member of the Miami Heat team that won the 2006 NBA Championship. In that season, Williams averaged 12.3 points, 4.9 assists, and 2.4 rebounds.

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(Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Wrap Up

Jason Williams was no doubt one of the most exciting players to ever play in the NBA, and fortunately for us, he was once a King. Nicknamed “White Chocolate”, Williams was always amazing with the ball in his hands. If you want to watch some of his highlights, don’t forget to watch the video above! Tip: Don’t forget some popcorn, trust me.

Make sure to follow me on Twitter @officialSanjesh where I run polls regarding who should be the next player for the Throwback Thursday series!

Thank you for reading and I’ll see you guys next time!