Jason Williams played just three seasons with the Kings from 1998 to 2001 and averaged 10.5 points on 38.4 percent shooting from the field to go along with 7.0 assists per game. His stats don’t match up to others on this list. But at the same time, one doesn’t think about the Sacramento Kings without mentioning White Chocolate.
Standing just 6-foot-1, Williams had to work extremely hard to make it to the NBA, and as a result of all those hours in the gym, he walked away with some of the best handles in basketball history.
The thing that made Williams such a memorable talent, though, wasn’t just his skills handling the ball. It was the jaw-dropping creativity he infused with it along with the rest of his game, creating some truly ridiculous highlights in the process.
Williams would attempt things in an NBA game most wouldn’t even go for at their local YMCA. There was a high-angle bounce pass from beyond half court, a no-looker from a seat on the floor, and of course, the all-worldly elbow pass he pulled off in the Rookie-Sophmore game back in 2000.
It might not be an exaggeration to suggest Jason Williams has the greatest highlight-reel in NBA history. The mix of deadly crossovers, behind the back dribbles and no-look dimes, all coming from a guy nobody would think could make some of the league’s top players look so foolish.
Williams was must-see tv back in the day, and the story of this organization can’t be told without the absurd magic he brought to the table, and for that, he’ll always have a spot in Sacramento history.