There are numerous examples of NBA players getting their ass whooped because they pulled a streetball move in a game – it’s considered disrespectful and is not tolerated. Except if you’re Jason Williams. You won’t find any videos of retaliation towards White Chocolate. One of the flashiest passers in NBA history had everyone’s respect because it was always a part of his game, never a sign of disrespect. Not only that, Williams thinks his style cost him a bit.
“I think a get a raw end of that side of it a little bit because all I wanted to do was win. My teammates knew that I don’t think the public knew that.”Jason Williams, ESPN
Williams has a point there, his style created a few turnovers that seemed unnecessary, but it created a lot of assists as well. So many highlights made some question was he doing it for the attention or because it was a good basketball play. For White Chocolate, having fun and being creative correlated with success. A guy named Wardell up in Golden State proved it’s a legitimate way to the Hall of Fame. It doesn’t hurt if it looks good.
One of the most creative players ever, who does Williams love to watch? His answer proves it’s all about the love of the game. The two guys in today’s NBA that he makes sure to check out are no other than Giannis Antetokounmpo and Russell Westbrook. When it comes to style, I wouldn’t have them in my top 10. There’s something else White Chocolate finds irresistible in their game.
“Russ goes so hard every play! How can you not want to go see that?”Jason Williams, ESPN
Williams said he never planed his moves on the court. They came naturally in the flow of the game. If you check out his highlights and ignore the flashy moves for a moment, you’ll see a guy that’s 100% every second he is on the court. That’s why other players respect him so much, and why he would pay to see the Greek Freak and Russ. We were there to see his no-look elbow passes. White Chocolate was there to win.