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Jay Williams
Jay Williams
Position: None
Born: 09/10/81
Height: 6-2 / 1.88
Weight:194 lbs. / 88.4 kg.
After the NCAA Tournament, Williams predicts UCLA coach Steve Alford will leave for Indiana, a job vacated last week when the school fired Tom Crean. Given Alford starred at Indiana during his playing days, helping the Hoosiers win the 1987 national championship, that potential move makes sense. Alford’s replacement at UCLA? “I see Mr. Earl Watson, the head coach of the Phoenix Suns, coming back home to UCLA,” Williams said.
You’ve heard about it. The motorcycle. The crash that destroyed my basketball dreams and almost killed me at the age of 21. But you probably haven’t heard about my addiction to prescription pain medication, which started soon after my accident. That addiction nearly killed me a second time. It began innocently enough: I was in pain, so my doctors prescribed me pain medication — powerful prescription drugs including OxyContin, Vicodin and Percocet.
Soon, reliance turned into addiction. I wanted to numb not only the physical pain, but also the emotional and psychological trauma of coming to grips with a life without basketball. The medication had vicious side effects, like frequent chest pain, irregular heartbeat, difficulty breathing and swallowing, extreme drowsiness and more. I am lucky that I found a way to break the addiction, but many millions of Americans aren’t so fortunate. Despite the fact that it’s so widespread, addiction to pain medication is one the most underaddressed topics in our society.
And look, I’m not advocating for marijuana for treating all types of pain or for all types of people, but what I am saying is: As long as pain exists, people will seek ways to cope with it. It’s just a matter of what they seek out. And I worry about athletes and non-athletes falling into the same cycle of dependence on prescription opiates that I did. In this video, I talk about what I believe is a double standard in the way private institutions deal with — and talk about — marijuana.