With news breaking today that ex-Nets player Jayson Williams veered off an exit ramp early this morning and slammed his SUV into a tree (and has since been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol), it was just another reminder of how far the mighty Williams has fallen. Once one of the most dominant rebounders in the NBA and quite possibly the best offensive rebounder since Charles Barkley, Williams' NBA career ended prematurely in 2000 due to a broken leg. At the time, he was only in the second year of a six-year, $86 million deal (a true testament to the spend-crazy GMs back at the turn of the millennium). But Williams' place in NBA history will likely be for an off-the-court incident that occurred at his house in early 2002, where he "accidentally" shot and killed his ...
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