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Gary Payton and Isiah Thomas share their respect for Jason Williams

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Isiah Thomas and Gary Payton paid their respect to J-Will

Gary Payton and Isiah Thomas have nothing but respect for Jason Williams, a.k.a. White Chocolate, whom they consider one of the flashiest players in NBA history.

NBA released a highlight reel featuring older players

NBA recently released a video where new and older players react to some of the older and newer highlights. For example, players like Donovan Mitchell, Dwyane Wade, Robert Horry, Isiah Thomas, Zach Lavine, and Gary Payton watched a few highlights from the '90s, early '00s, and this era while sharing their reactions on certain plays they like the most.

Jason Williams was included on the highlight reel, and Gary Payton and Isiah Thomas were ecstatic seeing White Chocolate in action. Payton had the opportunity to play against Williams early on in his career and was even a victim to his crossovers and saw his unbelievable passing firsthand.

"Ohh White Chocolate, he used to do dimes!"

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Isiah Thomas loves J-Will

Isiah Thomas is another NBA legend that loved the way J-Will played the game and how he implemented the streetball aspects into his game in the league. Thomas remembers specifically Williams playing for the Memphis Grizzlies and their head coach at the time Hubbie Brown. Hubbie was an old-school coach that would never tolerate that style of basketball, but soon even he realized Williams is the real deal and that he should have the ball in his hands to make things happen for his teammates.

"White Chocolate, J Williams came in behind the back sweet stuff. And what made it so great is that J-Will when he was in Memphis. J-Will playing for Hubbie Brown in Memphis, you talking about culture clash, and Hubbie was like, hey, number 55 knows what he is doing out there—running passing, dropping dimes, doing his thing. J-Will, White Chocolate, I love you, brother."

Jason Williams is without a doubt one of the most electrifying players in NBA history, and he made impossible plays look incredibly possible when he had the ball in his hands. It's great to see there is nothing but love and respect between the older players in the NBA and the younger ones and that everyone appreciates a good play no matter from which era it comes from, as we've seen in this great highlight reel.

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