The first thing the comes to mind when someone mentions Jason “White Chocolate” Williams is passing – and that’s because he was a wizard at it.
Just check out YouTube and you can find countless examples of brilliant passing from the former point guard. (Including his famous “elbow pass” from the 2000 Rookie Game.)
The 7th overall pick in the 1998 Draft, Williams played for the Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat and Orlando Magic over his 12 year career. In 2006 he won his first and only championship with the Heat. And although the 37 year old hasn’t played in the league since 2011, he hasn’t lost his touch.
Recently, Williams was over in Taiwan playing in an exhibition game and reminded fans just how skilled he is when it comes to dishing out assists.
Mid-way through the 3rd quarter of the game, Williams received an outlet pass and made his way up the court to start a fast break. Just over mid-court, he slammed the ball hard into the ground, bouncing it all the way to the rim. The pass, inch-perfect of course, found a streaking teammate who finished the play off with a sweet reverse dunk.
This was the type of passing that made Williams a fan favorite across the league. His flair and creativity on the court made him an exciting, though at times frustrating, player to watch. While it isn’t in the NBA, it’s still cool to see White Chocolate plying his craft.
(H/T to Kurt Helin at ProBasketballTalk)
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