At age 21, Jay Williams had a life that most people only dream of: He was a rookie player in the NBA with a lucrative contract with the Chicago Bulls and a promising future. Then, in 2003, it all came to an abrupt halt when Williams got into a near-fatal motorcycle accident that ended his career and threatened his ability to walk again. Suddenly, Williams found himself lost in more ways than one.

Senh: I remember him. He was the number one draft pick. He had a promising future that ended with one freak accident. The Bulls organization were supportive and generous with him. I remember reading that they would pay him half a million a year for the rest of his life. That's more than what doctors and lawyers make. Still, if basketball was your life, and you can no longer do what you love, it's hard.

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  • Top NBA prospect Cole Anthony isn’t settling for insane hype
    “There’s not one thing that stands out because everything stands out,” North Carolina coach Roy Williams told The Post. “He’s maybe the best rebounding point guard that I’ve ever seen.” “Cole Anthony ...
    11/3/2019 - 5:04 pm | View Link
  • Center of attention: Where Tacko Fall stands in basketball
    "I never wanted him to feel like some guy from another planet who didn't fit." In a quieter moment, Jones asked Fall if he ever got tired ... the worse thing I've ever seen," Williams says -- and ...
    10/31/2019 - 12:23 am | View Link
  • NBA free agency 5-on-5: Big questions and bold predictions
    Jay Williams breaks down the good and the bad of Kevin Durant potentially signing with the Knicks after declining his player option with Golden State ... out a rotation that is precariously thin at ...
    06/27/2019 - 1:43 am | View Link
  • 2019 NBA Draft: Nine first-round prospects who beat the odds after being lowly rated high school players
    The transformation can be different for every player ... shot right in front of Williams during the first half of an 80-78 Tar Heels win. That lingered -- and the family reached out to UNC when it ...
    06/18/2019 - 5:05 am | View Link
  • Russell Westbrook joins Wilt Chamberlain in NBA record book with 20-20-20 game
    [RELATED: Why Jay Williams believes Warriors will miss NBA playoffs] With the departure of Leonard, the Raptors might fall in the Eastern Conference standings. It long has been speculated that ...
    04/2/2019 - 4:51 pm | View Link
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