Ted Williams Rumors
On the day Ray Williams passed away, was it karma or coincidence Micheal Ray Richardson was on the Knicks’ scene Friday night at Air Canada Centre? The Knicks drafted Williams with the 10th pick in 1977 to be Walt Frazier’s successor. Williams and backcourt mate Richardson were supposed to lead the Knicks back to the promised land. Last night, the Garden held a moment of silence for Williams and original Knick, Bud Palmer. Never worked out that way. “I’m real sad,’’ Richardson told The Post Friday night while watching the Knicks beat the Raptors. “He and I were like brothers.’’ Williams died yesterday after battling colon cancer at Sloane Kettering Hospital at age 58. Richardson is living in Canada, coaching the nearby London Lightning of the NBL, and had stopped by to visit his former teammates, Knicks coach Mike Woodson and assistant Darrell Walker.
Richardson spoke to Williams for 45 minutes Monday. “We talked about the olden times, about how life isn’t fair but sometimes it’s what you do with it,’’ Richardson said. “He was a tough defender, he could do it all. A big guy in the locker room. We all did think that (he’d be a superstar). Things happen. He was traded. I was traded. I got into something I shouldn’t have gotten into.’’
The man with the golden voice, Ted Williams, is no longer associated with the Cavs. The homeless man was offered a position with the team, but it never came to fruition. He’s reportedly back in drug and alcohol rehab.
Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice whose viral YouTube video turned him in a national sensation last week, is entering rehab for drug and alcohol addiction, according to the Dr Phil Show. Williams agreed to enter the private facility following a one-on-one interview with the show’s star that will air tomorrow on the syndicated show. Williams, whose velvety voice drew job offers from the Cleveland Cavaliers and NFL Films, is checking himself into rehab “due in part to (his) strange behavior over the past several days, which culminated in a physical altercation with one of his daughters at a Hollywood hotel,” said the show in a statement Wednesday.
Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, was detained by Los Angeles police after a disturbance at a Hollywood hotel. Williams was briefly detained Monday night along with his daughter after the two got into a heated argument at the Renaissance Hotel, LAPD Hollywood division officials said. Police say they received a disturbance call around 9 p.m. Monday.
Williams and his daughter were brought down to the station for questioning. Officer Catherine Massey says the two were released about an hour later after officers calmed them down. No arrests were made. Massey called the incident a minor disturbance. It was not known what the two were arguing about.