Today’s text brings the theme of the basketball and the professional retired player. We will talk about a player that will be long remembered by the fans of this sport for his incredible game and incredible assists. We will talk about Jason Williams who had a successful career and who retired in 2011.

He will be remembered as a player who had an incredible talent for basketball and who had the nickname White Chocolate. He has changed several clubs in the NBA league and has won one championship ring. Jason was one of the players with a sharp temperament that often went into conflict with other players. His career was full of ups and downs, and he had several injuries that he had previously wanted to end his career.

However, he returned to the court several times and wanted to continue playing basketball. In this text we will talk about his youth and about his beginning in basketball, but also about his career and his private life. Jason is now retired, but he continues to work as a basketball coach because he is now a coach at a local club. If you are interested in finding out more about him, then this text will help you.

Early Years

Jason Williams was born on November 18, 1975 in Belle, West Virginia, USA. He grew up with his parents and his brother and had a quiet life. He liked sports as a little boy and wanted to become an athlete. His first love was a basketball and he began to train when he started elementary school.

He trained at the local club and immediately showed talent for this sport. Jason was not a good student and was not very interested in learning and for the school. He wanted to continue to train basketball and one day to become a professional player. He had the support of his parents who provided him with the necessary conditions to build a career.

They were always in harmony, and Jason had a happy childhood. When he went to high school, Jason had several problems with the law several times. He took part in the fight and later stated that the fight started for the girl.

Friends thought that Jason had a dangerous character and sometimes it was annoying. He had his principles and did not want anybody to get involved in his life. He continued to practice basketball and played for a team from his high school. He was very successful and was the best player on the team. Many coaches and basketball fans saw his talent and they thought that Jason would play one day in the NBA.

During the high school, Jason had the best friend who played with him on the team. They spent each day together and wanted to play together in the NBA league one day. When Jason was 15, his friend disappeared and the police searched for him for a month.

Everyone was worried and they wanted to find him. Jason was very sad and many times he independently sought out his friend in various places in the city. After 2 months, the police found him, but he was dead. After a long investigation, it turned out that he was killed but they could not find the killer.

Jason was very sad and did not want to get out of the house. He stopped playing basketball for a while, and he thought that he could stop training.

After a month, he returned to train because the basketball helped him forget about the death of his friend. That year, his team managed to win the league final and he was the best player in the final. After winning, Jason declared that he dedicated his victory to his friend who was killed and that he would devote every next victory to him.

After finishing high school, Jason enrolled in college and continued to play basketball at college. He wanted to play for this team and then make it to the NBA Leagues draft.

Jason also promised to financially support his murdered friend’s family and that when he becomes successful basketball player will begin a new investigation to find the killer. He said he would not calm down until the killer was in jail. Jason successfully started playing basketball at the college and later fulfilled his promise and went to the NBA league.


Jason Williams began his career playing at the college. He was supposed to play for Providence College but eventually decided to play for Marshall University. This team was trained by Billy Donovan and Jason was in excellent relations with him.

He trained this team for a year and then went to the University of Florida. Jason chose to go with him and to go to this university. This was a very difficult decision, but it turned out to be the right move. Jason started the season for the new team and became the team leader.

He played at the position of the playmaker and in the first season he had an average of 17.1 points, 6.7 assists and 2.8 steals per game. He broke the league record when he played 17 assists in one game.

The season 1996-97 was very successful for him and he was one of the best players in the NCAA league. He continued with excellent batches and attracted the attention of all basketball fans. But in 1998 he was suspended for consuming marijuana. This was a big blow to him because he was supposed to be on the draft that year. He received a suspension of 10 games and had to promise that he would not consume marijuana anymore.

After finishing the season, Jason went to the NBA Leagues draft.

People thought that Jason would not be selected on the draft because of his previous suspension. Jason however managed to enter the NBA league and he was selected as the 17th pick of the first round by Sacramento Kings. This was a great moment for him and he promised to all fans that he would leave a mark in the league.

He got into a great team and his teammates were Pedja Stojakovic, Vlade Divac and Chris Webber and they were the team that was among the favorites for winning the championship ring. Jason chose number 55 on the jersey and his jersey was among the best-selling in the USA.

Jason immediately received a lot of fans in the USA and showed incredible talent. People thought that he was playing with ease and that he was playing a street basket in the NBA. He had an incredible feeling for the assists and hit 3pts from great distances.

He got a lot of fans that following the NBA league and Jason became one of the best players in the league. His team managed to enter the playoffs and in that year they managed to enter the finals of the Western Conference. They lost in the finals, but Jason was one of the best players in the final. He was not disappointed because he was sure that one day he would succeed in winning the championship ring. In the first season in the NBA, Jason had an average of 10.2 points, 6.7 assists and 2.6 steals per game.

At the beginning of the 2000 season, Jason was suspended because he was positive on drug testing. Jason re-consumed marijuana and received a suspension of 8 games. At the beginning of 2001, Jason again had problems and was fined for racist commentary.

He had a squad with fans in 2 games and gave them racist comments. That is why he was fined with $ 15,000 in cash and he received a suspension of 3 matches. At the end of the season Kings decided to trade him in Memphis in exchange for Mike Bibby. Jason began playing in the new club, but after a short time he again received a fine.

He was punished with $ 10,000 and the coach of this team said that Jason does not want to win and that he wants to make individual results. In 2005, he was traded in Miami, which was the biggest favorite to win the championship ring.

Jason immediately got the chance to play as a starter and had a great season. He had a knee injury this season and he had to take a short break. But he soon returned and helped his team to reach the NBA Finals.

They managed to win the championship ring and it was the first and only title in his career.

He finished the season with an average of 12.9 points, 6.9 assists and 3 steals per game. Jason actively played basketball until 2011 when he decided to retire. 

Personal Life

Jason Williams had an excellent career and earned a lot of money. He was always temperamental and made several incidents while playing in the NBA league. He currently lives in Chicago and he is a junior coach at a local club. Jason still loves basketball very much and he often recreational plays with former teammates.

Quick Summary

Full name: Jason Williams

Date of birth: November 18, 1975

Birthplace: Belle, West Virginia, USA

Age: 44

Profession: Basketball player

Height: 185 cm

Weight: 82 kg

Net Worth: $20 million