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"Definitely wish I was at the end of one of those lobs or no looks" — LeBron James daydreamed about playing with Jason Williams

White Chocolate gave his two cents on why we don't have players like him in today's NBA, so all LeBron is left to do is wish.
Sacramento Kings guard Jason Williams and Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James

Jason Williams and LeBron James

Throughout his stellar NBA career, LeBron James epitomized the definition of dominance. Even now, "King James" still competes at the highest level, and he rarely goes for moves that might be considered too fancy. But that doesn't mean he doesn't fantasize about it - LeBron once admitted that he longed to make a couple of flashy highlight plays alongside former Sacramento Kings point guard Jason Williams.

The King wanted some of that

In 2020, the NBA's official Instagram account paid homage to Williams, one of the league's most skilled point guards ever to play the game. It was a short montage of the best streetball-inspired NBA plays from "White Chocolate."

To everyone's surprise, LeBron hit the post's comment section and admitted that he wished he could've been in one of those highlights orchestrated by Williams.

"My dude you was out there silly wit it!!," James wrote in the caption. "League wasn't ready yet for what you possessed. Definitely wish I was at the end of one of those lobs or no looks."

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Looking back, Williams played three seasons with the Miami Heat, one of James' former teams. Unfortunately, he and LeBron didn't cross paths in the organization as "King James" joined Miami in 2010, two years after Williams' abrupt first retirement from the NBA.

Williams successfully made his NBA return in 2009, but he was no longer playing for the Heat this time. Instead, "White Chocolate" was signed by the Orlando Magic. He played his last season with the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2010-11 season and left the game for good without ever being on the same team as James.

Jason knows why

If we ask Williams why he thinks James yearned to catch his lobs and no-look passes, he'd probably know how to answer it.

According to him, players these days lack the creativity and "imagination" he had plenty of back then, as most are dependent on fundamentals and training to hone their game.

"A lot of it comes from imagination. A lot of these kids nowadays are practicing with trainers and things like that…but when I was growing up, I didn't have that trainer, so I was in the gym doing my own thing — thinking of different drills, different situations, and things like that. I think imagination is slept on nowadays," Williams explained.

LeBron and the Los Angeles Lakers will surely be trying to hang another championship banner again this season. And though he may still want to catch some alley-oops and no-look passes now and then, "King James" knows winning a ring is still the greatest highlight of them all.

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