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Jason Williams
Jason Williams
Position: None
Born: 11/18/75
Height: 6-1 / 1.85
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
It’s called “The Basketball Tournament,” and the simplicity is the winner-take-all $1 million format. Basically, as long as you’re not involved with the NBA at the time, you’re good to go, with the 97-team event opening July 10, the latter stages to be televised by ESPN. From a Heat perspective, among those to surface for the event include 2006 championship point guard Jason Williams, former Heat bit players Jamario Moon and Mike James, and, yes, even Smush Parker. Williams heads a Gators alumni team that also is scheduled to feature Erik Murphy, Matt Walsh, Alex Tyus and Lee Humphrey. Former Heat guard Mike Bibby has also been added to that mostly Gators squad.
The Basketball Tournament, a single-elimination event in which the winning team will earn $1 million, will feature more than 40 former NBA players, including Royce White, Nate Robinson and Brian Scalabrine. The event began a year ago with a prize of $500,000 and featured 55 teams. This season, the field will include 97 teams after the open application process closed last week. The tournament will begin July 10-12, and the field will be split up into four regions: Philadelphia (Northeast), Atlanta (South), Chicago (Midwest) and Los Angeles (West).
Have you been wondering what former NBA point guard Jason Williams, aka, White Chocolate has been up to? Probably not, but I’ll tell you anyway: Williams, who was part of those thrilling Sacramento Kings teams in the early 00s, is clowning folks in a rec league in Orlando. He’s got a few more tattoos, and still possesses the flair for the dramatic: This highlight reel is comical, to the point that I’m going to start digging to see where and when these games are played so I can get some run. Williams still has brilliant court vision, a nifty handle, and a lethal 3-point shot.
Aquille Carr shocked many when he announced his intent to follow in the footsteps of Brandon Jennings by skipping college and beginning his pro career overseas, and while some questioned his decision, it’s now official: Carr has signed on to join Tracy McGrady, Jason Williams and Gary Payton on the NBA Legends Tour that will run for two weeks throughout the month of June in China. “I feel like a pro now,” Carr told SLAMonline of his signing in China. “This is a dream come true.”
Aquille Carr is taking the Brandon Jennings route to the NBA — skipping college to spend a year playing overseas before be is eligible for the 2014 NBA draft. This summer, he’ll get a taste of what awaits him while spending nearly two weeks in China. From June 5th to June 15th, some of the greatest basketball players of yesteryear will meet the brightest stars of tomorrow as they come together for the Legends Tour. Put together by the Self Motivated Athletic Agency, these stars will tour through China during this upcoming summer. The latest names to join the Legends Tour include two-time NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady, former NBA champion Jason “White Chocolate” Williams and Carr, the diminutive dunking star.
“As basketball continues to grow on the global stage, these events hone in on our efforts to continually use the sport of basketball to break down cultural barriers around the globe,” said Charles D. Smith, chairman and CEO of the Professional Basketball Alumni Association. “We are equally excited for the chance to play against some of China’s best players. We will give fans an exciting game where they can cheer for their former basketball heroes.” Iverson, 37, the 2001 NBA MVP, would like to return to the NBA but has found no interest. He last played for the Philadelphia 76ers in 2010. China, he said, is another option, and this appearance will provide him further exposure in China. “I definitely want to return to the NBA, but if I can’t get back there, I’m hoping to play ball here,” Iverson told Chinese media last month (transcribed by HoopsHype).
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Former NBA players Allen Iverson and Jason Williams have been added to a roster of a team coached by Hall of Famer Tiny Archibald that will play the 2012 Chinese Basketball Association’s champion Beijing Ducks on Saturday in Beijing. Iverson, an 11-time NBA All-Star, and Williams, who played on the Miami Heat’s first NBA championship team in 2006, will play on a roster that includes Damon Jones, Charoy Bentley, Shane Burrell, Zendon Hamilton, J.R. Inman, J. R. Reid and Guy Dupuy.
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Former Chicago Bulls star Scottie Pippen scored 20 points and threw dunks that electrified the Mall of Asia Arena as he led the visiting US Professional Basketball Alumni, 112-93, over the PBA Legends in the 2012 PLDT All Star Basketball Challenge tonight. Pippen put the big crowd up on their feet when Jason Williams threw a lob pass off the backboard, which he completed with a thundering slam late in the fourth quarter. The NBA legends made true of their promise of putting up a good show as they dazzled the thousands of Filipino basketball fans that packed the new state-of-the-art arena owned by business tycoon Henry Sy’s group.
The ex-NBA greats came straight from the airport to attend yesterday’s presscon at MOA where Pippen, the six-time NBA champ and Hall of Famer, was also asked about his opinion on the supposed comparison between the original 1992 Dream Team and the 2012 US Olympic squad. He said Kobe Bryant and his teammates should first accomplish the task at hand – win the gold in London – before they can start the debate as to which is the better one. “That’s Kobe’s opinion, he has the right to express his opinion for the team and build their confidence up,” said Pippen, referring to Bryant’s remarks that the current US team could beat Pippen’s peers in the Barcelona Games that included fellow Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird. “But that’s something we’ll never know the answer to, which is the best thing. If they bring home the gold, then we can start the debate,” he said.
“We feel great, excited to be here. We know we have a lot of great, knowledgeable fans here and we hope to put on a great show for them,” said Pippen, the former Chicago star who played alongside the great Michael Jordan in the Bulls’ title romps in the NBA in the 90s. “We’ll show them we’re not over the hill yet, we’ll give it a good show,” said Rodman, who sort of expected his estranged father, Philander, who is based in the country, to show up like he did the first time the rebounding demon visited Phl.
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NBA greats Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen strut their stuff before local fans tonight as they take on the local legends in the PLDT All Star Basketball Challenge at the Mall of Asia Arena. The duo, along with fellow former NBA stars Horace Grant, Mitch Richmond, and Jason Williams, expressed excitement over playing before Filipino fans and vowed to put up a show in their one-game exhibition set at 7 p.m.
(Jason) Williams infamously took Calkins’ pen away while he tried to conduct interviews in the Grizzlies’ locker room. Williams was upset about an article criticizing him despite his stellar play in the series. “Obviously, I remember it because it was funny,” said Williams, who was fined $10,000 for the incident. “Everybody is going to remember it because it was funny. I think we were both wrong for what we did.”
Jason Williams, released last month by the Orlando Magic, signed a contract Monday to return to the Memphis Grizzlies, where he played from 2001-05. Grizzlies officials announced the signing moments before the game with the Los Angeles Lakers. The signing had been rumored for about a week, but the team would not confirm their interest in the point guard until he was officially signed. He was seated on the bench for the Lakers game, and will travel to Oklahoma City, where the Grizzlies play Tuesday night.